Tuesday 12 April 2022 - 23:19

Ayatollah Khamenei: Negotiators Will Resist against Excessive Demands

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Ayatollah Khamenei: Negotiators Will Resist against Excessive Demands
He made the remarks in a meeting with heads of the three branches of government and a number of Iranian officials on Tuesday.

Ayatollah Khamenei urged the officials not to be held back by the negotiations and to focus instead on proceeding ahead irrespective of the talks.

The results of the negotiations, either positive or negative, should never hinder the country’s affairs, the Leader said.

He further mentioned that the talks “are going well” while the negotiating team will continue to inform the president, the Supreme National Security Council and other officials on the process, make relevant decisions, and move forward.

“So far, our negotiating team has been resisting the other side’s excessive demands, and this [trend] will continue, God willing,” Ayatollah Khamenei added.

The Leader said it was the opposite side of the talks in Vienna that failed to remain committed to its obligations.

“The other side broke its promise and left the JCPOA. It now feels desperate and [has found itself] in a stalemate,” he said, adding that the Islamic Republic has managed to overcome many difficulties through reliance on the people and will pass through this stage as well.

Ayatollah Khamenei stated that there is nothing wrong with criticizing the officials’ performance, but such criticism should be based on an optimistic view and free from suspicion.

“Criticism should be optimistic and should not disappoint people,” the Leader said.

Leader to Riyadh: You won’t win in Yemen, find a way out

Elsewhere, Ayatollah Khamenei praised the Yemeni people’s bravery in facing the Saudi-led aggression against their country.

The Leader advised Saudi Arabia not to keep up the war that the kingdom knows would not bring any victory for it.

“Why do you go ahead with the war that you already know there is no possibility [for you] to win? Find a solution and get yourselves out of this arena,” he told the Saudis.

Ayatollah Khamenei hailed the UN-brokered ceasefire recently announced in Yemen as “very good.”

If the truce deal is truly implemented, it can live on and the Yemeni people will be victorious thanks to their own bravery and the initiatives they and their leaders have come up with, the Leader added.

“God will also help these oppressed people,” he said.

On Palestine

The Leader also touched on the developments unfolding in the 1948 Palestinian territories, praising the Palestinian youths’ awakening, dynamism and hard work in their confrontation with Israeli occupation.

The recent activities, he added, “showed that Palestine is alive despite the attempts of the United States and its stooges [to bring about the opposite] and it will never be driven into oblivion.”

“With a continuation of the ongoing activities, the Palestinian people will achieve a final victory with God’s blessing,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.