24 April 2019 - 14:11
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Leader rules out impacts of US sanctions on Iran's oil export

Tehran, April 24, IRNA – Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday ruled out impacts of US sanctions on Iran's oil, saying that Iran exports oil to the amount it needs.

Speaking on the recent moves by Washington to stop Iranian oil exports, the Supreme Leader said, 'Their attempts will get nowhere.'

The Supreme Leader said that US officials assume that they have blocked the way, but if the active Iranian people and the vigilant officials work hard, they would make headway.

The Supreme Leader made the remarks in a meeting with laborers on the occasion of National Labor and Laborer Week.

Addressing Washington, the Leader emphasized that 'The hostility would not be left unanswered.'

'Iranian people are not the type to stand idle in the face of US enmities,' he said.

The Supreme Leader cited the strategy of making economy independent of oil, saying that if Iran reduces its dependence on crude oil sale, it would be appreciated.

'Iran is calling for justice in the world order and managed to draw the attention of all nations to path of justice Iran advocates,' he said adding that the enemy has always failed to reach its goal.

'Now they are focused on various economic issues, saying that US is determined to bring the Iranian people to their knees,' Ayatollah Khamenei said adding that it would never happen.
Ayatollah Khamenei further slammed U.S. recent wave of sanctions of Iran’s oil exports and asserted: Firstly, their efforts won’t get them anywhere. We will export our oil as much as we need to and we intend to. They have wishfully blocked the way for us, but the vigorous nation and vigilant officials—if they work hard and determinedly—will open many blockades.

The Supreme Leader warned the U.S. that their hostile measure will be countered and stressed that: Secondly, they should know that this hostile measure will not be left without a reaction; they will receive the response to their animosity. The Iranian nation is not a nation that would sit idle in the face of hostilities.

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution regarded the sanctions as yet another opportunity for Iran to reform its oil sales policies and stated: Thirdly, the less we rely on this form of selling our oil, the more will we be appreciative [of our oil reserves], and it is better for us.

Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the many failures the enemies of the Islamic Republic have faced in their hostile measures against the Iranian nation and held: The enemy has repeatedly taken measures—all in vain—against our great nation, Revolution and the Islamic Republic that have voiced support for justice across the world, thus fascinating other nations. Now the enemy engages in different hostile measures regarding economic issues and they say they seek to bring the Iranian nation to their knees. However, they must know that the Iranian nation won’t give in and be brought to their knees before enemies.

Praising the community of laborers in Iran for their sincere adherence to the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei urged officials to address issues that affect laborers and confront abuse of power against laborers by saying: The community of laborers represents one of the most loyal social groups to the Revolution. Some, with abusive intentions, buy factories from the government and build towers in their place. All the branches of power should confront this [manipulation]. The enemy has insisted in all the possible areas of distress, and more than anything else, on the issues concerning laborers.

The Ayatollah went on to say: In all cases, the laborers have disappointed the enemy. It has been the case for forty years. The community of laborers was among the most loyal to the revolution.

The Supreme Leader once again urged government officials to appreciate the laborers and make efforts to prevent the obliteration of factories for the sake of corporate interests, adding: Government officials, policymakers, and the executives should be watchful and appreciate the value of it. I address this to all the officials of the country, and not just the Labor Ministry: There exist people who only seek to fulfill their own interests. They buy a working factory from the government and destroy it, sell its machinery in order to rise up skyscrapers to replace them. All the branches of power should counter and prevent it.

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