TEHRAN (Iran News) –President Ehrabim Raisi has lambasted the United States for its hostile and seditious plots against the Islamic Republic, stating that Washington does not want the country to be strong and prosperous, and indeed spares no effort to wreak havoc and destruction on it.
Raisi made the remarks at Tehran University on Wednesday on the occasion of the National Day of University Student, which falls on December 7 every year and marks the anniversary of the murder of three students of the same university on December 7, 1953 by Iranian police forces in the deposed and U.S.-backed Pahlavi era.
“Americans are rummaging around for destruction. They want Iran to be in ruins rather than to be strong and robust. They are seeking to have Iran destroyed just like Syria and Afghanistan. They have, however, made miscalculations as erudite and well-informed Iranian men and women will not allow them to implement such a scheme,” the Iranian president pointed out.
He added, “They (Americans) wanted to block our country’s progress; but we did not let them do so. They proclaimed we would not be able to trade with our neighbors unless we acceded to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). This is while we have expanded our interactions with regional countries and have even activated regional commercial infrastructure, such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).”
Raisi went on to highlight that almost 35,000 people have been maimed during the 20-year-long US war in Afghanistan, expressing surprise that US officials, irrespective of such a high figure, are still making bogus allegations about attempts to offer world nations hope and joy.
The Iranian president also described the US government as the most authoritarian and dictatorial administration of all, hailing the National Day of University Student as a manifestation of the fight against the world’s super dictator, the United States.
He strongly denounced the U.S. over creation of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, and supply of weapons to the terrorists to murder 15 people — including a child and his parents — and injure 26 others in an attack on the revered Shah Cheragh holy shrine in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz on October 26.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Raisi rejected claims that the riots in Iran are a product of the country’s economic situation, adding that people refused to support the rioters after they became aware of the real intentions behind the unrest.
He said the incumbent Iranian administration will continue to listen to the grievances of protesters, including students, adding that he has been engaged in constant dialogue with students and the elites of the country since taking office in August 2021.