TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council (EC) Mohsen Rezayee said President Obama’s Persian New Year message to the Iranians as well as US threats with regard to Iran’s missile tests show uncertainty in the ranks of US government officials.

TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council (EC) Mohsen Rezayee said President Obama’s Persian New Year message to the Iranians as well as US threats with regard to Iran’s missile tests show uncertainty in the ranks of US government officials.

Speaking to the state TV on Tuesday, Rezayee said the US government has no intention to recognize the Islamic Revolution of 1979, arguing that they seek to restore their previous hegemony and control over Iran.

“The Americans dream of dismantling the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC). They have made it clear that Iran could only join the World Trade Organization if it dismantles the IRGC. This is wishful thinking,” he added.

He further noted that the Americans couldn’t be trusted, adding, “President Obama is not sincere in his Persian New year message. They seek to curb Iran’s missile defense program at the Congress. This shows their political uncertainty. The upcoming months and years will determine just that.”

In relevant remarks, Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei also lashed out at the US for not remaining loyal to its undertakings based on the July nuclear agreement between Tehran and the world powers.

“The Americans did not act on what they promised in the nuclear accord (the JCPOA); they did not do what they should have done. According to Foreign Minister (Mohammad Javad Zarif), they brought something on the paper but prevented materialization of the objectives of the Islamic Republic of Iran through many diversionary ways,” Ayatollah Khamenei said on Sunday, March 20, addressing a large group of people in the holy city of Mashhad, Eastern Iran.

“What a hue and cry did they launch in the case of the missiles: Why Iran has long-ranged missiles? Why they (Iranians) aim and point to the target so precisely? Why they (Iranians) tested and why you (we Iranians) do military exercise?” he added.

“The Americans and one of the regional countries launch wargames every now and then in the Persian Gulf, which is several thousands of kilometers away of their country, while they have no responsibility there. Iran carries out military exercise in its own security boundary and home,” Ayatollah Khamenei stated.

Elsewhere, he referred to his message on the advent of the Iranian New Year, and said, “The reason we designated the new year as the Year of Resistance Economy, may be some would have minded giving preference to cultural issues, I wanted to develop dialogue with the public opinion under the topic of economy.”

The Supreme Leader also said that he supported the Iranian nuclear negotiating team and encouraged the people to cooperate with the government to achieve the goals set for the economic development.

In his message on Saturday, Ayatollah Khamenei felicitated the Iranian nation on the advent of Nowruz, and called on people and officials to double efforts to improve economy and turn the threats into opportunities.

“The main issue is that the Iranian nation should be able to do something to bring its vulnerabilities to zero point, and we should have the art of using opportunities and turning threats into opportunities,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in his message after the start of the Iranian New Year.

He underlined that improvement of economy is the country’s main priority, and said increasing national production, creating jobs and fighting recession are among the issues which should receive attention in the New Year.

Ayatollah Khamenei described the resistance economy as the remedy to all economic problems and the way to stand against enemies’ threats and create opportunities, and said, “Therefore, what I choose as the slogan of this year is ‘the resistance economy; action and implementation’.”

Praying God Almighty for a life full of blessing for all Iranians, the Supreme Leader wished that the New Year will be a year that the Iranian nation deserves.

Nowruz, which coincides with the first day of spring on the solar calendar, is mostly celebrated in Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, India, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan.

The International Day of Nowruz was registered on the UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on February 23, 2010.

For Iranians, Nowruz is a celebration of renewal and change, a time to visit relatives and friends, and pay respect to senior family members.

 

 

 

 

 

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