TEHRAN – President Ebrahim Raisi attributed hostile plots against Iran to the enemy’s failure to impede the country’s economic and scientific progress or disconnect it from neighbors.
In a meeting with presidents of Iranian universities, Raisi said when the enemy’s desperate attempts at hampering Iran’s scientific and industrial progress or cutting its relations with other countries were practically frustrated, it began to hatch plots and take obstructive measures against the Islamic Republic.
“The enemy had announced explicitly that it would try to bring the sale of Iran’s oil down to zero, but the country’s oil sale at present is reaching the pre-sanctions numbers,” the president added.
He touched on the rise in the scientific ranking of Iranian universities, saying contrary to the enemy’s intention and attempt to isolate Iran, the relations with neighbors and regional countries are expanding.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has said the recent scattered riots in Iran are part of the enemy’s passive and amateurish plot in response to the great Iranian nation’s progress and major initiatives.
“The Iranian nation made great moves in a short period of time, which were 180 degrees opposite to the global arrogance’s policies, and they were forced to react,” the Leader said, referring to the United States and other Western powers.
Ayatollah Khamenei said enmities with Iran will continue in various forms as long as the people of Iran take up the flag of Islam and accompany the Islamic Republic. “The only solution is to stand firm,” he said.