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West is foolish to expect Iran to rein in missile program: Leader
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_am4(25).jpgTEHRAN – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that the West’s expectation that Iran should limit its missile program is “stupid”. 
 
“They expect that Iran’s missile program will be limited while they are constantly making military threats against Iran, so such an expectation is foolish,” the Leader said in an address to a number of commanders of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps and the Iranian Armed Forces after visiting an exhibition of the achievements of the IRGC Aerospace Force in Tehran on Sunday. 
 
He also said that the hegemonistic countries are seeking to bring the Iranian people to their knees and make them retreat, but certainly they will not be able to achieve their aim. 
 
The other side’s “illogical behavior” indicates the fact that they will certainly face defeat against the Iranian people, the Leader added. 
 
Elsewhere in his remarks, Ayatollah Khamenei said that although he has always advised officials to make efforts and pursue initiatives in their international dealings and foreign policy drive, the measures to meet the country’s needs should not be linked to nuclear talks between Tehran and the major powers.
 
“Officials must find other solutions to resolve the issue of sanctions,” he said. 
 
AM/PA

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