Following are excerpts from a speech by Iranian leader Ali Khamenei, that was broadcast by Iranian channel, Jaam-e-Jam2:
Khamenei: Regarding the last (nuclear) issue, they created a large commotion against the Islamic Republic. The enemies of Iran ? led by the most despicable of all, the US government ? saw the nuclear issue as an excuse to apply pressure on Iran so they could repay the grudge accumulated as a result of the Islamic revolution which cut America's hand off of Iran. Then, they opened their filthy mouths and said whatever came to mind. The people who are infamous around the world for their trickery, falsehood, and fraud, have accused Iran of deception and telling lies. The people whose evil and hostility towards the human race are as plain as day, and everyone sees this in the various arenas, accused Iran
of violating human rights, while they appear as the defenders of human rights.
We have no need for a nuclear bomb. We have overcome our enemies so far, without the nuclear bomb. The Iranian people have been defeating America for the past 25 years, is it not so? America has been defeated by the Iranian people during the past 25 years. What has it been defeated with? Have we defeated America using a nuclear bomb, or by our determination, will, faith, and awareness? The world of Islam has been mobilized against America for the past 25 years.
The peoples call, "death to America." Who used to say "death to America?" Who, besides the Islamic Republic and the Iranian people, used to say this? Today, everyone says this. We did not progress by means of the atomic bomb. Victory in the grand, historic, and eternal arenas is not achieved by means of these weapons. If they had the oil and we were in need of it, I said this once, in the past, that they would sell us a bottle of oil for the price of their father and mother. Clearly, they do not want us to produce anything. They wish that even our food we get from them, provided we have money to give them. And when no more [money] is left, then let the people die of starvation. They have no problem with that. They kill thousands. They do not care about the deaths of thousands and millions.