"Nobody can call our negotiation team compromisers. These are our kids and the revolution’s kids. They have this difficult mission and nobody must weaken someone who is working at something.”
One day to the November 4 anniversary of the siege of the US Embassy in Tehran, thousands of students met the Supreme Leader, Mehr News Agency reports.
Pointing to the occasion, Ayatollah Khamenei said "Thirty years ago our youth called the US Embassy the spy den. Today, in the closest countries to the US, US embassies are called spy dens. That means that our youth were 30 years ahead.”
He further stated "As I said in Mashhad, I am not optimistic about talks, but God willing, we will not get harmed from these talks either; rather the experience will enhance the mental capacity of our nation.”
"If talks bear fruit, it will be all for the best. But if they don’t, the meaning should be that the country must stand on its own,” the Supreme Leader added.
"We must not trust the enemy who smiles,” he asserted, adding "On the one hand, Americans smile and express readiness for talks. On the other hand they immediately say all options are on the table. Well, what the hell are they likely to do?”
Ayatollah Khamenei stated "Most of all, the US watch out for the Zionist. They have to watch out for them. But we do not have such observations. From the first day we have said that we consider the Zionist regime as illegitimate and misbegotten.”