(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Tehran's provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati cautioned that the US wants to revive its hegemony over Iran through defeating Tehran in area of economy.
"The economic crisis is, in fact, a war waged by the enemy against Iran after its failure in previous confrontations (against Iran)," Ayatollah Jannati said, addressing a large and fervent congregation of worshippers on Tehran University Campus on Friday.
He said that economic problems will not continue and are limited to a short period, and urged the Iranian nation to resist the West's economic pressure.
In July, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei played down the western ballyhoo about the impacts of the recent embargos on Iranian economy, and said long years of western pressures have vaccinated Iranians against sanctions.
Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to the West's non-stop plots against Iran all throughout the last 33 years after the victory of the Islamic Revolution, and stressed despite all animosities and such hostile moves, enemies of Islam and Iran have failed in their conspiracies.
"These days, the westerners are making hues and cries about sanctions but they do not understand that they themselves have vaccinated the Iranian nation against any sanction with the embargos (that they have imposed) in the last 30 years," the Leader underscored.
"In the last three decades, the Iranian nation has stood against all plots and sanctions… and made progress in a way that today we are 100 times stronger than 30 years ago," the Leader underlined.