"Earlier this year, the US claimed that Iran was to have a hard summer and that the revolution wouldn’t see its 40th anniversary. To their dismay, this summer was one of the best summers; and the Iranian nation will magnificently celebrate the 40th anniversary of the revolution on 22nd of Bahman (February 11)," Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing the family members of the Islamic Revolution's martyrs in Tehran on Wednesday.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution of Iran called for the Iranian nation to keep vigilant in the face of deceits by the US, saying, "The Iranian nation should maintain their awareness. When the US says in 2018 they will do this or that, it could be a deceitful plot. They might want to stir controversy in 2018 while their actual plots are for 2019. You should be completely ready and alerted."
Ayatollah Khamenei described the US as a vicious enemy, and said, "The US is a wicked enemy, united with the Zionists and the reactionary regimes of the region. We are of course stronger and until now they have been unable to do a thing, and they won't be able to anything in the future."
The Supreme Leader advised the young generation of Iranians as well as political entities to be vigilant not to rely upon the enemy and prepare the field for the enemy.
He also recommended the Iranian nation and the officials to work hard to develop the country to foil the enemies’ conspiracies, saying, "I recommend the Iranian nation to work for the country, wherever they are; everyone should endeavor for developing the country’s economy and enhancing domestic production. The officials should double their efforts, and be vigilant not to be deceived by the enemy’s words, so the enemy they expel through the door cannot get back in through the window. What I feel should be done with regard to the people’s economic problems is to enhance domestic production."
"In the face of a storm that is sweeping the world, afflicting this region-- one that has now reached to France-- Iran is on board a safe ship and continues to powerfully sail on this path, thanks to Islam and the Progeny of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)," Ayatollah Khamenei said.
"This is the spirit and faith of devout and revolutionary youth that helps us be as strong as mountains in the face of problems," he added.
Ayatollah Khamenei called the persistence and growth of devout members in the face of many obstacles a miracle of the revolution, and said, "However, several times more than this loss, we have had growth: new enthusiasts. This is a miracle of the revolution. You can see today, after forty years, devout Muslim youth, who haven’t even seen Imam Khomeini and the Sacred Defense era, are ready to fight, just like the youth during the early years of the revolution, with revolutionary spirit, with courage and enthusiasm, just like the great martyrs Hemmat and Kharrazi."
The Leader of the Revolution praised the Islamic establishment for raising such strong spirits, saying, "This is the miracle of the revolution and the establishment that can recreate the same strong and endeavoring spirit. The youths are the pride and main pillars of the revolution and the country."
He described the US officials as indifferent to the lives of the innocent people, and said, “Look at the US officials; watch how they are wealth-worshipping, trampling the truth, and disregard humans' lives and properties."
The Supreme Leader then slammed the United States for its complicity in Saudis crimes against the Yemeni nation as one example of mayhems perpetrated by the United States, and asserted, "Yemen is one example of it. The Saudis are committing the crimes. But the US is their partner in crime. They admit it too. They target hospitals, bazaars, and gatherings of people. They are criminals. This is the face of the United States."
Ayatollah Khamenei addressed the nation of Iran and invited them to watch the unmasked face of the US administration, and said, "Iranian nation! If you want to know the United States of America, look at US officials and the president of the United States. They have clearly revealed the ugly face of the US."
"The US plot against the Iranian nation is exposed; they have no more plots to hit us with; they have done all they could. The US plot is to create problems, conflict and internal war inside our country by means of sanctions and security disturbing measures. They have done their utmost," he warned.
Ayatollah Khamenei criticized the Muslim states which have established close ties with the arrogant hostile powers, and said, "Today, some in the Muslim world have made friendly pledges to the enemy. The crime that Al-Saud is committing by usurping Yemen will turn out to be detrimental to themselves. It’s been nearly four years since they started to commit atrocities in Yemen; they thought they would overcome Yemen in a few days or a few weeks; but as they advance, their defeat will be harder and the blow that they will receive will be stronger."
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution slammed Saudi rulers for being pitiless to other Muslims, and said, "Those who serve as the Custodians of the Two Holy Mosques should be stern to the infidels; yet, they are stern to Yemen, and stern to Bahrain. This will arouse God’s wrath."
Ayatollah Khamenei once again invited the Iranian nation to watch with acumen what is happening across the world, and said, "The Iranian nation should view these issues with open eyes and acumen."
On November 5, the US Treasury Department reinstated all sanctions on Iran lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal.
According to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the sweeping sanctions see 700 people blacklisted, including people who were granted relief under the 2015 deal, as well as over 300 new names.
The Trump administration has agreed to allow eight countries to continue purchasing Iran’s crude oil after Washington’s sanctions on Tehran took place.
The Iranian officials have downplayed the US sanctions and pressures.
Iran's First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri said in November that Washington had always been suffering from miscalculations when assessing the strength and power of survival of the Islamic Republic.
"The US receives information from wrong sources. They had launched extensive propaganda to show the Islamic Republic inefficient and imagined that Iran wouldn't be able to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Revolution's victory," Jahangiri said in the Southern province of Khuzestan.
He added that the US and its allies had attempted much to foment unrests and protests in Iran, but Iranian people foiled all their plots.