Speaking in a public meeting in Jahrom, Fars, Seyyed Ali Khomeini said "If based on humanistic and Islamic values, relations with the world are fine, but such relations must meanwhile include authentic human values.”
"Should these values order to peace, we will do that; and should they rule otherwise, we will choose resistance,” exclaimed Khomeini.
He stated "Some imagine that negotiations and relations with the world, including the US, bring dignity. There we encounter two points of view, two extremes.”
The cleric then added "Some believe that we can never engage in relations with the world. The other extreme is that some believe we must conduct relations with the world at any price, even if it means losing our values and dignity.”
"Real dignity lies in values. Relations with the world are fine, but they lack originality. They are OK if based on humanistic, Islamic values,” he asserted.