Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei today sent a message marking the beginning of the Iranian New Year. Khamenei has designated the new year as “Year of Political and Economic Epic”. State-run Press TV has posted English translation of selected parts of the message, as follow.
“In the political field, they (the enemies) sought, on the one hand, to isolate the Iranian nation, and on the other hand, to make the Iranian nation perplexed and doubtful [about pursuing its goals], and undermine their determination. But in practice, exactly the contrary has occurred.
“However, they failed to paralyze the Iranian nation and, thanks to God, we have made huge achievements in different sectors.
“The enemies also failed to stall Iran’s international and regional policies.”