Ayatollah Ali Khamenei waved to the crowd in the northeastern city of Mashhad, Iran on March 21, 2023 in this photo released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. PHOTO TEHRAN -- Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that the country is ready to work with any European country that would not obey US policies blindly.
The leader made a speech to the people in the northeastern city of Mashhad on the first day of the new year in Iran.
He said that Iran is not in a sulk with Europe and plans to improve its relations with Asian, African and Latin American countries.
The top Iranian leader said that the West has tried to isolate Iran, but what happened on the ground was that our ties with Asia have become 100 percent stronger and we will continue our political, economic, technical and scientific relations with Asian states. He praised the Iranian people's strength and resistance against the enemies' conspiracies, such as resorting to coups, sanctions, political pressures and media invasion to spread Iranophobia.