Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday that Tehran will “slap the US in the face” by defeating it in its economic sanctions against the country. “The American sanctions are more fragile than Iran’s economy,” Khamenei said while addressing a gathering in the capital. “We will defeat the sanctions. The defeat of sanctions will be America’s defeat, and the US, with this defeat, should once again be slapped in the face by the Iranian nation, God willing,” he was cited as saying by Press TV.
The leader called for the unity among all the Iranians in the face of the “enemy’s plots”, saying that “if the enemy witnesses the unity, power and determination, it will retreat”. Khamenei said over the past 40 years, when the Islamic republic was established in Iran, the US has been seeking to overthrow the Islamic establishment, stressing that Washington will also be disappointed in its recent plots against Tehran.