“The (world) powers should know that the Iranian nation will not be brought to its knees, because it is a lively nation, and the youth of the country are moving ahead in the right direction,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in an address to a large gathering of Iranian people here in Tehran on Tuesday.
The Leader said reliance on domestic potentials to achieve scientific progress is key to withstanding the foreign pressures.
“If we develop the domestic capacities and focus on the indigenous capabilities, the US and the other powers will not be able to do a damn thing, either military or non-military (measures), and will not be able to defeat the Iranian nation by (mounting) pressure,” Imam Khamenei explained.
In relevant comments on April 30, Ayatollah Khamenei had underscored the importance of Iran’s progress in all fields, stressing that enhanced domestic capabilities will strengthen the country’s international position.
The Leader had also made it clear that the world bullies’ illogical behavior towards the Islamic Republic is a function of Iran’s power or weakness, and underlined, “Wherever we stand on our own feet and become strong, they (world powers) have to behave politely and logically.”
Referring to the country’s success to achieve the nuclear know-how by relying on the indigenous capabilities, Ayatollah Khamenei had announced that Iranian young scientists managed to produce 20-percent enriched uranium and manufacture nuclear fuel plates and rods after the “world’s bullies” tried to obstruct Iran’s peaceful nuclear activities.