TEHRAN — The Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, met with visiting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his top delegation late on Saturday.
In the meeting, Ayatollah Khamenei emphasized the resilience of Iran and Venezuela in the face of United States’ heavy pressure and “hybrid war”, and said, “The successful experience of the two countries showed that the only way to face these pressures is to resist.”
The Leader also praised the victory of the Venezuelan government and people in the face of U.S. “hybrid” and “comprehensive war” against Venezuela. He then told Maduro, “Your resistance and the people of Venezuela’s resistance is very valuable because it enhances the dignity and worthiness of a nation and a country and its leaders, and today the United States’ view of Venezuela is different from the past.”
Ayatollah Khamenei also referred to the scientific and technological progresses and creativities of Iran in recent years, saying, “These big steps have been taken in a situation where the heaviest and most unprecedented sanctions and pressures were imposed on the Iranian nation, and the Americans themselves called it ‘maximum pressure’.”