Press Shia Agency – Tehran’s provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ahmad Khatami underscored Iran’s firm determination to continue progress in producing different types of missiles, and expressed the hope that the Zionist regime would be annihilated soon.
Press Shia Agency – "Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution (Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei) and all of our officials in a united position say that we will continue resistance to keep Iran's missile power and we will manufacture as many missiles as we want and increase their range as much as we decide and this is our winning card," Khatami said, addressing a large and fervent congregation of the people in Tehran on Friday after holding the International Quds Day rallies.
He hailed the Iranian people's massive participation in the Quds Day rallies, saying, "We hope to witness annihilation of the Zionist regime before the 25-year period that the Supreme Leader has stated."
Khatami also blasted the US, Saudi Arabia and other reactionary regimes in the region for their rivalry in recognizing the corrupt Zionist regime.
His remarks alluded to the September 2015 comments by Ayatollah Khamenei who described Israel as a "fake" regime, and said there would not be any Israel in 25 years from now.
"Some of the Zionists have said that given the results of the nuclear negotiations (between Tehran and the world powers), they have been relieved of concerns about Iran for 25 years, but we tell them that basically, you will not see the next 25 years and with God's grace, nothing under the name of the Zionist regime will exist in the region by then," Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing a large number of Iranians in Tehran.
According to Fars News Agancy, he added that the heroic spirit and morale of Muslim fighters would not let the Zionists feel comfort and tranquility in the next 25 years.
Elsewhere, Ayatollah Khamenei warned of the US endless enmity towards the Iranian nation, and said even after the nuclear agreement, whose fate is not yet clear in Iran and the US, the Americans have been hatching plots and approving a bill in the congress against Iran.
He described national might as the only way to end the US plots, and said a strong economy, growing scientific progress and maintaining and reinvigorating the revolutionary spirit and morale of the people, specially the youth, are among ways to boost national might and power.
Ayatollah Khamenei reiterated the need for vigilance against the US plots to influence Iran, and said Tehran had only entered negotiations with Washington just on the nuclear issue "and we will not negotiate with the US in other fields".