TEHRAN (FNA)- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said Thursday that Iran will approach the world through both wisdom and resistance in the new (Iranian) year.
“What we need in the political and diplomatic field is a new look with the aim of further prosperity for the country,” the Leader said in his speech on the occasion of the new Iranian year starting simultaneously with the spring season.
“Surrendering and withdrawal is not the right approach towards the enemies, we have to be courageous but also wise. Success in the international field could also affect the situation at home,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in speech carried on state television.
The Supreme Leader also called the new year 1387 (2008-2009) a “year of renewal and prosperity”.
Meantime, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad In his New Year speech promised that his government would work “around the clock” to improve the economy.
Ahmadinejad once again blamed the global economic situation, recession and price hikes as well as “hostilities by some of the enemies” as reasons for the economic situation in Iran.
“But (despite the economic problems) today the image of Iran shines in the world as front-runner of resistance and self- confidence,” the president said.