Iran not to let U.S. infiltrate into country: Leader

August 18, 2015

TEHRAN – Iran will not allow the United States to use the recent nuclear deal with world powers to make infiltrations into the country, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Monday.

“The Americans seek to use the deal, which it is not clear if it will be passed or rejected in Iran or in America, to infiltrate into Iran,” Khamenei said in a meeting with members of the Islamic Radio and Television Union (IRTVU) and the AhlulBayt World Assembly in the capital Tehran.

“But we have definitely blocked this path and with all our power, we won’t allow the Americans to make economic, political or cultural inroads [into the country] or have a political presence in Iran,” Khamenei said.

He also underlined that, “We should first identify the enemy’s intentions and then foil their plots through planning.”

Iran and the 5+1 group - the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia plus Germany - finalized the text of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in Vienna on July 14.

On July 20, the UN Security Council turned the JCPOA into international law by endorsing a resolution, setting the stage for the lifting of the Security Council sanctions against Iran.

The deal has still to be approved by the U.S. Congress by September 17.

Touching on the developments in the Middle East, Ayatollah Khamenei said the U.S. seeks to control the region, but stressed that Tehran will counter Washington’s policies.

The Americans seek to disintegrate Iraq and Syria but they will not be successful to pursue their plots thanks to God’s power, he said.

Commenting on the U.S. objective to divide Iraq and Syria, he said that Iran attaches great importance to the two countries territorial integrity.

“It’s the Americans’ clear objective to split Iraq- and Syria if they can- but the territorial integrity of the regional countries [especially] Iraq and Syria is very important for us”, the Leader asserted.

Regarding the developments in Yemen, Ayatollah Khamenei said that the Islamic Republic is ready to provide any types of assistance it can to the Yemenis.

He warned that hegemonic powers are after creating divisions among regional nations which he said is more dangerous than divisions among governments.

The Takfiri groups are the main tool for the U.S. to create a religious rift between the nations, he noted.

The Leader said what is happening today in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and other regions is not a “religious war’ but a political war.

Elsewhere in his speech, Ayatollah Khamenei said that Iran extends a hand of friendship to all Islamic countries in the region, stressing that Iran has no problems with Islamic governments.

The Leader also reaffirmed Iran’s support for the resistance front in the region, saying that the Islamic Republic will support anyone that stands up to the Israeli regime. 

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“It’s the Americans’ clear objective to split Iraq- and Syria if they can- but the territorial integrity of the regional countries [especially] Iraq and Syria is very important for us”, the Leader asserted.

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The Leader said what is happening today in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and other regions is not a “religious war’ but a political war