"You should not beg others for your right. As long as you retreat and show leniency, the hegemonic nature of the bullying powers is to increase their intimidation. Right must be achieved through resistance."
Ayatollah Khamenei said the resistance of Iranian nation is the cause of the strength of the Islamic Republic and the realization of independence and national dignity adding, "because of this resistance, the bullying powers of the world have concluded that Iranians will never retreat from the field of danger when they should defend the truth and their rights."
The Supreme Leader said the continuation of resistance makes the ground ready for the nation to gain their rights in all fields including nuclear energy adding, "The free and independent nation of Iran is not to beg their rights from the domineering powers, because their experiences through the past 28 years have taught them that they can get their rights with prudent resistance."
Ayatollah Khamenei said the emergence of 'Islamic Republic' as a new identity in the sensitive region of the Middle East was the great legacy of the late Imam adding that the Islamic Republic of Iran is the most stable system in the region and all the efforts of the enemies to defeat it have been futile and the youth and the intellectuals in the Islamic world are getting more and more interested in Imam and the Islamic Republic.
The Ayatollah underlined the continuation of the way and said the progress of the country depends on loyalty to the main lines of Imam's movement which are being Islamic, popular and innovative." On the Islamic aspect of the revolution, the Ayatollah said while the Islamic Republic was the fruit of Shia teachings, the political system goes beyond any sectarian identity and that is why the Sunni Muslims of Palestine and the Shia Muslims of Lebanon have both pinned their hope on the Islamic Republic of Iran.
On the popular aspect of the revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei said people's votes in the Islamic Republic of Iran is the determining factor adding the Western democracy is not the people's choice. It is the choice of power-wielders and people have no role in bringing governments to power.
Ayatollah Khamenei said today, the enemy's news imperialism is trying to portray a tarnished and wrong image of the Iranian nation and the Islamic republic of Iran.
On the efforts of the enemies to cause discord among Muslims, the Ayatollah said Shiite-Sunni war is one of their major conspiracies.