Khamenei promises to back oppressed nations - media

Khamenei promises to back oppressed nations - media

Iran’s top leader  Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the country will attack "ten times over" if is targeted by its enemies and promised to back oppressed nations.

In a televised speech, Supreme Leader Khamenei urged the nation’s youth to stand up to pressure from the US in the aftermath of US President Donald Trump’s decision last month to exit from the landmark seven-party accord. The decision resulted in the reimposition of sanctions that had been lifted as part of the deal.

"Tehran will attack 10 times more if attacked by enemies….The enemies don’t want an independent Iran in the region," Khamenei said. 

"We will continue our support to oppressed nations…our enemies have staged economic and psychological warfare against us and new American sanctions are part of it," Reuters cited him as saying.