Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei told visiting Russian President Valdimir Putin that both Tehran and Moscow can nullify Washington’s sanctions and isolate the United States.
During a meeting with the Russian strongman late Wednesday, Imam Khamenei revealed several methods to isolate the US.
“We can nullify US sanctions, isolate it by various methods such as eliminating the dollar, replacing it with national currencies in bi/multi-lateral economic transactions … You [Putin] have a strong personality and are a man of decisions and actions. That’s why one can talk, logically cooperate with Russia, as a major power, on great works which demand resolution, efforts,” Imam Khamenei said, as quoted by his website.
The Leader referred to the great experience of cooperation between Iran and Russia, on the issue of Syria, and stated, “Results from this cooperation prove that Tehran and Moscow can achieve common goals in difficult arenas.”
“We must take advantage of useful experiences, during recent years, on regional issues and mutual relations to consolidate and develop our ties.”
Ayatollah Khamenei said that the two countries’ economic cooperation capacity is far beyond the current level, adding, “In the transportation sector, we can expand cooperation, using the main axis of Chabahar port to the port of Saint-Petersburg, as well as in other economic areas.”
Imam Khamenei called President Putin a strong human, determined to make decisions and take action.
“That’s why sensible discussions and cooperation on big movements, which requires determination and hard work, is possible with Russia as a powerful state.”
Source: Iranian media