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EghtesadOnline: It is a big mistake to think that the United States is undefeatable, says Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

'The US is severely paralyzed and vulnerable in the region as a result of its repeated mistakes during the past 15 years,' Ayatollah Khamenei said Friday evening in a meeting with the visiting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

'Rational resistance against the US and exercising prudence in facing its policies is certainly going to bring victory,' the Leader said.

According to IRNA, Leader of the Islamic Revolution said Venezuela's influence on the anti-arrogance movements across Latin America points to the country's high potential.

He urged Venezuela to exploit the potential while the country holds the rotating presidency of the Non-Aligned Movement.

'The West does not like the Non-Aligned Movement to make progress,' he said.

'But independent countries should go against the will of the West, and if they manage to do this, the future sure enough is going to be better than the past,' he said.

Ayatollah Khamenei also referred to using oil as leverage by the West to put independent countries under pressure.

There was a time in the past when some Islamic nations decided to counter the Zionist regime by stopping selling oil to the West. 

'But the move was faced with the West's hue and cry alleging that the oil producing countries are using oil as a political instrument,' he said.

Today, however, some OPEC members are following the US policies to use oil as a weapon, the Leader added.

'It is possible to avert all the conspiracies and hostilities by enhancement of cooperation and pursuing rational policies,' the leader of the Islamic Revolution said.

Ayatollah Khamenei also emphasized the Islamic Republic's firm decision to enhance its cooperation with Venezuela.

The Venezuelan President, on his part, praised Iran's robust resistance against the US hostilities.

'While the Iranian people are living in peace and security, many of the regional countries are overwhelmed with wars, divisions and vulnerabilities,' Madoru said.

He also described as successful his negotiations with officials of the Islamic Republic.

We should do our best to achieve our goals, the Venezuelan President said.

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