Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said that Iran had no intention of abiding by sanctions and giving up its nuclear activities, during a televised address in Tehran on Monday. “Statements made by some European states indicate that they expect the Iranian nation to both endure sanctions and to abandon their nuclear activities which are the undoubtedly future need of the country... Еще; and to live on with the restrictions already imposed. Let me tell these states that such disturbing dreams will not come true”, said Khamenei, as he addressed hundreds of thousands of people during a ceremony to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the death of the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran. «Today our youths have become the number one missile power in the region. Iran will attack ten times more if Iran is attacked by enemy», he added. Tensions have increased between Iran and the West since US President Donald Trump decided to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, signed between Iran, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council — the United States, Russia, China, Britain and France — and Germany.