Supreme Leader Addresses Continuing US Financial Sanctions in Speech

April 27, 2016

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the US has resorted to deception to obstruct international trade with Iran despite a nuclear agreement.

On the occasion of the Labor Week, thousands of laborers from across the nation met with the Leader of the Islam Revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei, today (Wednesday) morning.

“On paper, the Americans say banks can trade with Iran but in practice they act in such an Iranophobic way that no trade can take place with Iran,” the Leader told a group of Iranian workers in Tehran Wednesday.

“An American official has said the bulk of sanctions has been maintained so that the investors are scared and do not come here,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.

“The Americans are engaged in obstruction and deception. Then, they claim that we are pessimistic."