Leader: Foreign spies behind currency hype

April 18, 2018 - 19:35

TEHRAN – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that foreign spies have been working behind the scenes to create a foreign currency crisis in Iran. 

“The role of foreigners and their intelligence services was obvious in the recent chaos in Iran’s currency market,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in a meeting with thousands of Intelligence Ministry staff in Tehran.

Explaining the main strategies that the espionage services of the enemies have devised to harm Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to plots to hack and steal the country’s information, change the policies of decision-makers, foment security problems, and disrupt the economy.

The Islamic Republic is facing a complicated war waged by a strong alliance of enemies that employ their espionage services as the pivot of doing harm to Iran in this encounter, the Leader stated.

The espionage services of the enemies play a pivotal role in their confrontation with Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei said. 

However, he said, the intelligence organizations of the adversaries have failed to do any major harm to the country despite all their facilities.

“We are in the middle of a big battlefield with the Islamic Republic establishment on one side and a large and powerful front of enemies on the other,” the Leader noted.

He went on to underline that defense alone is not sufficient to counter the enemy’s intelligence war, underscoring the need for an “offensive plan” in such a way that the Iranian intelligence would choose the field.

Ayatollah Khamenei further called on the Intelligence Ministry personnel to stick to the basic tenets of the Islamic Revolution and avoid leaning towards any political party.


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