Addressing the commanders and members of the Basij volunteer force in Tehran on Wednesday, Ayatollah Khamenei voiced his support for the Iranian administration and officials, including the nuclear negotiating team.
Ayatollah Khamenei also said he would not get involved in the details of the negotiations but he added there are red lines that the Iranian negotiators will have to observe.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution also said Iran’s enemies think they can bring the Iranian nation to its knees through imposing sanctions.
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said that sanctions are one of the tools that the enemies of Iran are using to defeat the Iranian nation.
The Leader said the enemies’ mistake is that "they have not learned from their past mistakes.”
Ayatollah Khamenei said the US officials know that sanctions against Iran are ineffectual.
The leader also said unlike what some people think, heroic leniency does not mean giving up the ideals of the Islamic establishment it means artistic maneuvers to achieve objectives.
Ayatollah Khamenei said a number of enemies used this as a pretext to accuse the Islamic establishment of backtracking on its principles which is untrue and a misunderstanding.
"Wherever the scene is for saber-rattling, your determination should overcome the enemy’s. This is possible,” said the Leader.
In the opening ceremony Brig. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari, the IRGC Commander-in-Chief and Brig. Gen. Mohammad Reza Naqdi, the Basij Commander presented the Leader with a report.
"Heroic leniency means a cunning maneuver to achieve the intended outcome. Any forward or backward movement should be orchestrated, for example in battlefield, in line with projected objectives,” he added, and that "the Islamic regime is oriented toward hostility against the Dominance.”
The Leader believed that global Dominance prescribed crime against the nations and that "today, the US heads the Dominance front. Conceit is a feature of the Dominance. The Dominance powers have created a dangerous and false equation in international interactions when they set themselves in an upper cast and when they deems others as peripheral,” said the Leader