Tehran’s provisional Friday Prayers Leader Hojjatoleslam Kazzem Seddiqi called on Iranian officials to keep vigilant against the plots hatched by the US officials to influence and infiltrate the country’s decision-making bodies.
Addressing a large and fervent congregation of the people in Tehran on Friday, Hojjatoleslam Seddiqi said, “The enemies have tried every trick in the book, but they have failed; now they hope that they could achieve their goals through disappointing the people and making them lose their trust in the government.”
He reiterated that the enemies want to undermine Muslim countries and exert pressures on people in a bid to plunder their wealth and culture, but the Iranian officials should not let them do so.
Ayatollah Emami Khashani’s remarks came after Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underlined that Iran cannot trust the US and its western allies for their bad record in complying with their commitments.
Addressing a group of senior Iranian officials in Tehran, the Leader said it is typical of the US to do unethical and immoral moves and actions, and added, “The Americans cannot be trusted and, in addition to the Americans, certain other western states are also the same; hence, we should put trust in our own abilities and the US officials’ positions and performance is also a confirmation of the same fact.”
Ayatollah Khamenei underscored his support for the government, parliament and judiciary to settle the Iranian people’s problems and improve their living conditions, and underlined that any measure taken by the three branches of power should be deemed necessary and meet the national interests.
He also stressed the importance of supporting domestic production, and said, “Production should be given special attention in both the industrial and agricultural sectors.”