Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei here Wednesday strongly rejected the recent claims made by the US about Iran’s involvement in military nuclear activities and the killing of US soldiers in Iraq. Addressing thousands of university and school students here in Tehran on Wednesday, Ayatollah Khamenei, meantime, reminded that Iran is not afraid of US threats and sanctions and would continue its peaceful nuclear programs.
“The reason why they (the US) want to deprive us of nuclear technology is because scientific power increases self-confidence and strengthens the resolve of a nation and the big powers cannot bring such a nation under their domination,” he said.
The leader strongly denied US charges that Iran is following a secret nuclear program for military purposes, and meantime reminded that Iran is a courageous nation which will not bow to threats and intimidation.
“Because of their failures in Iraq and as they have no answer to increasing criticism at home, the US statesmen accuse other countries like Iran for their political failures,” Khamenei said, dismissing claims by the US military officials about Iran’s role in the killing of US troops in Iraq.
“The US is the main reason for instability in the region and Middle East,” he said.