“The Iranian people have climbed over difficult mountain passes on their path of progress. The enemies need to step aside from our path and give up their satanic ideas,” he said, according to the semi-official Mehr news agency.
“One or two countries are refusing to accept that Iran is now mastering nuclear technology … Some countries are racing towards hell. But this makes us sad and, for the good of their people, we will resist.”
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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, reiterated on Sunday that Tehran was not seeking to manufacture atomic weapons.
“While the Iranian people do not have nuclear weapons and do not wish to acquire these deadly arms, the people are respected because their grandeur is based on their beliefs and their will,” he told a group of Revolutionary Guards chiefs.