Leader: Enemies waging economic, media war on Iran to disappoint nation

Press TV – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says enemies of Iran have unleashed an all-out economic and media war against Iran with the aim of creating “despair” and “pessimism” among people.

“Today, the Islamic establishment is faced with an all-out economic war, which is being led from a war room with full precision and hard work,” said the Leader in a meeting on Thursday with officials of Iran’s Assembly of Experts.

In parallel, Ayatollah Khamenei added, a media propaganda campaign is underway against Iran, describing it as yet another “important war” targeting the Islamic establishment.

The Leader further said the media propaganda campaign against the country is “nothing new,” but it has recently gathered pace.

The spy services of the US and the Israeli regime – backed by rich regional countries near Iran — have set up apparatuses to push ahead with the media campaign, which is aimed at befouling the climate of Iranian media and society.

“The goal of this war is to prompt worries, disappointment, desperation as well as pessimism among people towards each other and the state institutions and to exaggerate the economic issues,” the Leader added.

Ayatollah Khamenei further called for a stronger unity and national convergence at the current “sensitive” juncture.

This sensitivity, he added, is not because Iran’s enemies are powerful or great in number as they have always been hatching a myriad of abortive plots against the country over the past four decades.

“The sensitivity of these conditions is due to the fact that the Islamic establishment has stepped on a new path and put forward new points of view, moving against the tide of the hegemonic system,” the Leader added.

Ayatollah Khamenei also called on all sides to stay vigilant in the face of the new hostile campaign against Iran, warning against any action that could fuel the ongoing propaganda war.