Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei Says Iranians Will Not Yield to Pressure

July 29, 2012

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has noted that pressures exerted on the Iranian nation by foreign powers will not be able to weaken the resolve of the nation.

In a meeting with researchers, specialists and innovators on Sunday, the Leader said, "The Iranian nation is determined to reach its marked point through determination and resolve."

Ayatollah Khamenei added that Iran is incessantly progressing and there is no insurmountable obstacle or deadlock on the way of its march ahead.

The Leader said, "The Iranian nation is in the middle of the scene and problems and pressures fall short of [influencing] decision, resolve and ideals of this nation."

The Leader noted that taking the economy of resistance seriously is one of the main ways of passing the current fateful juncture.

Ayatollah Khamenei added, "The economy of resistance is not a slogan, but a reality which should be realized."

Ayatollah Khamenei said, "One of the best manifestations and most effective components of the economy of resistance is knowledge-based companies which can make the economy of resistance more sustainable."

The Leader added that true economic growth hinges on the generation of wealth through science and knowledge.

The Leader said, "If knowledge-based companies are taken seriously and their qualitative and quantitative growth is supported, the country will achieve true prosperity by generating wealth through [promotion of] science."