Ali Shamkhani, the Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council
[Under the pressure of U.S. sanctions against Iran, Ali Shamkhani, the Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, warns the western countries that they will not succeed in making Iran surrender. Meanwhile, Iranian people are under a lot of economic pressures, as the U.S. sanctions hit Iran’s economy.]
Ali Shamkhani: The West, the whole west, that inflicted considerable damages on Iranian people during the war by supporting chemical weapons, chants human rights slogans now and never doubts placing hardest pressures in order to impose its will, which is to make us surrender. We will also prove that as Saddam is buried in Tikrit and Baghdad is under the control of the regional liberal forces, we can disappoint the U.S. and its strategy of sanctions with a set of economic, political, domestic, regional and international measures.