TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (Press Shia) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution has told a meeting of Army Navy commanders that navigation of open seas would bolster country’s national glory and strength.

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei received and addressed commanders of Army Navy on Sunday on the anniversary of National Navy Day (November 27). He hailed advances in capabilities of the force in human resource management, command, and technical logistics support; his general recommendation was to avoid haste in handling affairs and perseverance in accomplishing of the missions; “defeating restrictions is key to success in any project; today, the world navies have seen a pinnacle in navigation of distant seas to strengthen their national glory, to which our Navy should also contribute,” he told the meeting.

Ayatollah Khamenei also recommended the Navy commanders to pursue the affairs through hard working so that the final outcome shines; “it is a source of pity that some affairs are abandoned open-ended; a true example is Salary Bill Scandal, where the public still awaits answers to many questions on their minds,” he added.

He extended his recommendations to avoiding personal whims and tastes which would adversely affect the whole process and the outcome; “overhasty action would achieve nothing; stick to a strict plan to guarantee the success of any projects; however, in many cases across the country, examples of the overhasty action and disorganization is detectable,” Leader objected, turning to US sanctions.

“During nuclear negotiations, much has been said about the sanctions; however, the US congress would ignore all these negotiations to extend sanctions which have been no longer in place by the very fact that they had been cancelled; this is a manifestly deviating behavior and violation of the JCPOA; they would downplay the importance of the act, resorting to the pretext that these are not new sanctions, but extension of other sanctions,” Ayatollah Khamenei emphasized.

“Whatever the nature of sanctions or extensions, it is violation by the US, and as I told before, we will definitely prepare responses in return,” he concluded his brief remarks. 

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