Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Supreme Leader's Speech on Sunday

Below is the translation of the Supreme Leader's speech, as he addressed the Baseej students and pupils on the eve of the US embassy takeover, last Sunday. The event was not shown live on Iranian state TV but they showed the following 15 mins clip later on the news channel:

“Even governments  mistrust America,  the reason is the behaviour of the Americans in their policies, anyone who trusted America paid the price, hence one can say today the most hated state  in the world is that of the Americans, 

Crowds chant [Allah Akbar, Khamenei is the Leader, Death to those who oppose him, Death to America, Death to the Hypocrites and the infidels, Death to Israel]

I want to mention a few points about our current problems with America which are being discussed these days
People ask the question, but first let me alert you all to an important issue, no one should regard our negotiators who are negotiating on our behalf with this American collection, the 5+1, as compromisers, this is wrong, these are our own children, they are the children of our revolution, they have a mission to achieve and its a difficult task, they are working hard to do what they have to do, therefore no one should undermine an official engaged in such work, or insult them or make false interpretations like sometimes we hear said 'they are compromisers'. No, this is not the case. The task they are engaged in currently is to do with negotiations on nuclear issues, so pay attention the negotiations that are taking place with the six countries which America is also included in. These talks are purely negotiations on nuclear issues specifically and nothing else.

I said in Mashad, in the beginning of the year, on specific issues, there is no problem with talks, but I also did say I don’t trust talks and negotiations, I am not optimistic, but if they want to talk, fine they can go and negotiate, it won’t be a loss for us either, God willing. The nation of Iran possesses an experience already gained, which I will mention, this experience will raise the thinking capacity of our nation, like the experience gained in 2003 and 2004, regarding the suspension of enrichment, back then the Islamic Republic accepted negotiations with Europeans on enrichment suspension, and we got delayed by two years, delayed by two years, but it was to our gain, why? because we learned by suspending the enrichment we can not expect any cooperation from the Western partners, there is absolutely no such hope. We learned this. WIth that voluntarily suspension, which of course was imposed on us, but nevertheless our officials had agreed to, had we not agreed, then some may have said, well you could have conceded a bit and the problems would have been resolved.

What we learned from that experience was that by conceding, by suspending enrichment, by getting behind our plans timescale, the problems will not be resolved. The opposite side are after something else. So we learned this and started the enrichment and our situation is now totally different from that in 2003. In those days we would barter over one or two centrifuges, today we have thousands of centrifuges, our youth, our scientists, our officials did their utmost and we moved on.

Therefore there won’t be a loss for us in these current negotiations either, although as I said before I am pessimistic. I don’t think these negotiations will yield results, not the results that the people of Iran are expecting. Nevertheless it will be another experience, it will increase the experience base of our country. Nothing wrong with that. But it is essential that the nation remains alert. We support our officials who are working in the diplomacy front, we give them steadfast support, but the people should remain alert and know what is happening. Don’t let some of the paid propagandists of the enemy, and some of their naive unpaid propagandists, deviate the public opinion.

One of their lies and tricks is to induce to the public opinion that if we give total submission in nuclear issue all our economic problems will be solved. This is what they are saying in their propagandas, of course the foreign propagandists give them the targets and very skilfully using their propaganda techniques induce some in the country to also go along with them, some from pure naivety without having ill intentions, but some really through ill intentions are propagating such idea that if we submit to the opposing side over the nuclear issue all the economic problems will be resolved. This is wrong.

This is what we have told all our officials, past and present that to solve our problems we will have to rely on our internal forces. We have a lot of capacities inside the country, the capacities of this country include natural and manpower skills resources, we have geographical capacities too and of course these must all be utilised
and we will back the diplomatic endeavours too. When we say there must be a reliance on internal potentials it does not mean there should be no diplomatic moves or that we don’t work with the rest of the world. Diplomatic work, diplomatic moves are all appropriate and officials that do these things must continue but the emphasis must be on internal potentials.

In diplomacy too, the country will be successful which has an internal generating outlook, It is those states that rely on their internal strengths which can establish their arguments and reach the conclusions they are after in their diplomacy. Thats the sort of government others will respect. We repeat our former advise, do not trust the enemy that smiles, this is what we tell our officials, to our children who are working in the diplomacy arena, these are our own ilk, our advice to them is to be careful the devious smile does not compel you to make mistakes. Look at the fine prints of the enemy,

Americans have most of their obligations to the declining Zionist regime, they care the most for the Zionist assemblies, we see this situation, the claws of economic powers and Zionist companies have such a firm grip on the US congress and American officials that they have to care for them  but we don’t have to.
We say today and we will say it after today we regard the Zionist regime as an illegitimate and bastard regime
[people chant: Death to AMerica, Death to England, Death to Infildels and hypocrites, Death to Israel]

So our officials pay attention to this point; on one hand they smile and show interest in talks and on the other hand they say all options are on the table. What the hell can they do with their ‘options’? 
[people chant Death to America (10 times)]

If they are serious about talks, they should control themselves, they have to stop those who talk such rubbish things, some rich American politician suggests that they should attack some part of an Iranian wilderness with nuclear weapons and threaten us with such things, they should strike such a person and smash his mouth, 
[people chant: Death to America, Death to England — The Leader of the Free, We are ready we are ready]

The state that claims it has the illusions if responsibility to deal with world matters, and thinks it is responsible to deal with the nuclear issue of this and that country can go to hell with its nuclear threats against another country at such times, they should stop such nonsense, 

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