The West's dream regarding the JCPOA will not come true, and the Iranian nation and government will not tolerate being under sanctions, while limited in the nuclear field. The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran must make the necessary arrangements to reach 190,000 SWU in the framework provided by the JCPOA and must begin some other preparations that Mr. president has ordered as soon as tomorrow."
Touching on the topic of the JCPOA, the Leader of the Revolution confirmed Iran's commitment, while expecting the same commitment and guarantees from the West: "The West's dream regarding the JCPOA will not come true, and the Iranian nation and government will not tolerate being under sanctions, while limited in the nuclear field. The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran must make the necessary arrangements to reach 190,000 SWU in the framework provided by the JCPOA, and it must begin some other preparations that Mr. President has ordered effective tomorrow."
He continued: "Let me tell you something about the JCPOA: some European governments are acting as if the Iranian nation has to endure these sanctions and their effects, while at the same time it [Iran] must cease nuclear activities -- which we will certainly need in the future -- and curb the nuclear program."
He further asserted that the West targeted Iran's defensive capabilities -- through means of psychological pressure on the Iranian people -- which he referred to as the country's strong points when stating: "By using psychological pressure, they've targeted Islamic Republic's strengths--which they introduce as challenging points to make the Iranian nation disappointed in those strong points. These points of strength include the prideful progress of nuclear technology and missile power."
Bringing to mind the ways Iran faced extreme obstacles in the past and why measures must be taken today to protect Iran’s missile program, Ayatollah Khamenei said: “A prime example is the missile program: constructing various types of missiles and acquiring missile power guarantees the country's security. Our youthful generations do not remember the days when Tehran was under a barrage of missile attacks day and night. Houses were destroyed and innocent lives were taken. The enemy's missiles obviously reached cities near the frontlines -- like Dezfoul, Ahwaz, Suse, and other towns and cities -- but also Tehran, and other cities even farther! We did not have missiles or other means of self-defence, we simply had to watch all the suffering as our hands were tied. Thus, missiles are for our own security and our strength."
Articulating on the enemies’ strategy to confront Iran’s right to self-defence the Leader added: “Now, you see that the enemy has focused on this strong point: they have set their sights on our missile program. Unfortunately, some inside the country are going along with the enemy and suggest that we give in. However, today, our youth have made us the foremost missile power in the region. The enemy must know, if they strike us just once, we will strike back ten times fold!”
The Leader of the Revolution, today, at the shrine of Imam Khomeini said: "Those insiders who help the enemy, with its psychological war, are today trying to impose a distorted JCPOA on the country. Foreign governments are pursuing this goal, and some inside the country are saying that "if we do not budge," this will lead to war. --This is what the enemy wants.