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Iran | Ayatollah Khamenei: Enemies’ efforts to bring the Iranian nation to its knees is futile

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that enemies’ efforts to bring the Iranian nation to its knees is futile.

"If we do our duty, by God’s grace, the hostilities of the evil US and the evil UK as well as the European governments’ measures aimed at 'maximum pressure' as they call it, will fail. This will result in the Iranian nation’s punch striking them and pushing them back," Ayatollah Khamenei said on Saturday while speaking in a video conference meeting with Judiciary officials on the occasion of the National Judiciary Week.

He called for strictly fighting corruption and based on truth, justice, and law, adding "The recent actions of the Judiciary in 'reviving public rights' are truly pleasing. Prosecutors must try their best to defend the rights of the people. These rights include prosecuting those who harm the environment and confronting the unnecessary shutdown of manufacturing firms."

Ayatollah Khamenei went on to say "People’s easy access to the Judiciary, efforts to improve people's judicial awareness, constant and direct contact with the people and benefiting from assistance and information from the public in issues such as fighting corruption are examples of the Judiciary’s being people-oriented."

He continued "The US President talks about 10 years of imprisonment for those who bring down symbols of slavery and racism, and the US government separates the children of immigrants from their parents. But most US mainstream media and movies depict US courts as being centers of absolute justice."

"One of the main duties of the Judiciary Branch is fighting corruption in any form. Fighting corruption should start from the Judiciary in a serious and expert manner. The criteria in fighting corruption should only be the truth, justice and law, and no other considerations." The leader added.

He further underlined that "The movement to fight corruption, which may be witnessed now in the Judiciary during Mr. Raisi’s term, began during the time of Mr. Amoli Larijani. He had started this effort from both within and outside of the Judiciary."

"A key point in fighting corruption is supervision and reporting by the public. Legal infrastructures should be built for this purpose so that the security of reporters is protected and they feel the Judiciary supports them. Nevertheless, baseless accusations should not be allowed." Ayatollah Khamnei concluded.