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Khamenei: Iranian Economy Yet to Benefit From Foreign Business Visits

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FILE - Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during a meeting with students in Tehran, Iran, Nov. 3, 2015. Khamenei said Iran's economy had not yet benefited from the Western delegations visiting Iran.

FILE - Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during a meeting with students in Tehran, Iran, Nov. 3, 2015. Khamenei said Iran's economy had not yet benefited from the Western delegations visiting Iran.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday Iran's economy had not yet benefited from the Western delegations visiting Iran as they had failed to deliver on their promises.

"We haven't seen anything tangible from these delegations visiting Iran ... We are expecting to see some real improvements. Promises on paper have no value," Khamenei said in a meeting with members of the Assembly of Experts, according to state television.

He also told the assembly which has the task of electing his successor, they should choose a "revolutionary" person, indicating the next leader should not compromise on Iran's stance against the West.

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