Bfnews: Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei criticized Barack Obama's threat to impose more sanctions on Iran and said Iran's enemies have been imposing repeated rounds of sanctions since the victory of Iran's Islamic Revolution in the hope of turning Iranians away from the Islamic establishment.
The Leader hailed the “timely and prudent” turnout of Iranians in the Majlis elections, saying the parliamentary vote served as a slap in the face of the enemies.
In fact, the Iranian people voted for the Islamic establishment by turning out en masse in the ۹th Majlis elections, which proved that an overwhelming majority of Iranians confide in the Islamic establishment, said Ayatollah Khamenei in a meeting with Head of the Assembly of Experts Mohammad Reza Mahdavi Kani and the body’s members on Thursday.
The Leader added that the massive participation of Iranians in the elections was like a wake-up slap for those who have an illusion about the foundation of the Islamic establishment and its future as well as the Iranian nation. It also revealed the realities.
The great move of the Iranian nation in attending the legislative elections on March 2 thwarted the plots hatched by the adversaries over the past few months to cause a low turnout of people.
Ayatollah Khamenei stated that elections are a main pillar for the Islamic establishment and noted that the religious democracy is based on elections.
So, every individual who believes in the Islamic establishment, feels duty-bound to attend elections even if he/she has any criticisms about certain issues, the Leader said.
Ayatollah Khamenei further pointed to the recent claims by US President Barack Obama, who announced that he is not thinking of a war against Iran, and said such remarks are good and indicate a step out of delusions.
However, the US president has said his country seeks to bring the Iranian people to their knees by means of sanctions. This particular part of his speech demonstrates his continued illusion about the issue, said the Leader.
The Leader stressed that the continuation of such illusions will backfire on US officials and fail them in their calculations.
Source : Press tv