Tabnak – As the United States and its regional allies in the Middle East have recently ratcheted up their accusations against Iran on regional and missile issues, the leader of Islamic Republic has once again underlined the country’s desire to continue its independent path on the international stage.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the Islamic Republic of Iran has well managed to defuse a plot by the United States to spread terrorism and cause rifts in the Middle East region to avert attention from the Zionist regime of Israel.
“The United States created terrorist groups like Daesh (ISIS) in the region in a bid to distract public attention from the Zionist regime. The United States either does not want or cannot ensure security in the Middle East,” the Leader said in an address to a huge gathering of pilgrims in the holy Iranian city of Mashhad on Wednesday on the first day of the Persian New Year.
Ayatollah Khamenei went on to say that Western countries have failed to establish security and stability in Afghanistan, stressing that Tehran has offered assistance to regional countries based on good faith.
The Leader pointed out that Iran has managed to cleanse many parts of the Middle East from the presence of terrorists. “Iran has never sought to meddle in the internal affairs of other countries,” he stated.
Ayatollah Khamenei also described Iran as the most independent nation in the world, stressing that all Iranians enjoy freedom within the framework of the country’s constitution.
“No Iranian faces pressure or strain because of having different opinions about the establishment. Iranian youths feel confident and independent nowadays. There is still work to be done regarding justice in Iran,” he commented.
The Leader said Iran is much better off than many other countries concerning education and healthcare, saying the gap between various classes of the Iranian society has been reduced following the Islamic Revolution.
He warned that enemies are trying to make people disappointed in the establishment through propaganda, stressing that Iran has had a desirable record in terms of its gross domestic product (GDP).
Before the Leader’s speech, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani had also talked about Iran’s unique role in restoring peace and stability in the region. He praised the Islamic Republic’s role in efforts to restore peace and stability to the Middle East through cooperation with regional countries.
The Iranian president made a reference to the Daesh terror group’s territorial defeat last year in Iraq and Syria, which came about with the help of Iranian military advisors.
“Last year, our nation, which has always been the creator of peace and tranquility in the region and the world, managed to bring more stability and security to the region alongside nations of Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, through its continued endeavors and the [efforts made by] its sincere soldiers and diligent diplomats.”
These remarks by the two most high-ranking Iranian officials come at a time that the United States administration under Donald Trump, together with its regional allies like Saudi Arabia and Israel are trying to once again securitize Iran over issues such as the Islamic Republic’s regional involvement and its missile program. However, the points raised by Iranian Leader and President show that Iran is still determined to continue its current path in domestic and foreign spheres.
سایت تابناک از انتشار نظرات حاوی توهین و افترا و نوشته شده با حروف لاتین (فینگیلیش) معذور است.