TEHRAN -- Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi on Friday addressed U.S. President Joe Biden, telling him that Iran was freed more than four decades ago and is no longer under the control of U.S. hegemony.
“I was informed a few hours ago that the president of the United States has uttered some words in distraction, saying the U.S. is aiming to free Iran”, President Raisi said.
“Iran was freed 43 years ago and is determined not to be occupied by you. And we will never be milk cows,” President Raisi said in response to Biden’s comment.
In a speech he delivered at a Tehran rally on the anniversary of the U.S. embassy takeover, President Raisi said, “Today is the day to fight global supremacy; supremacy is arrogance and selfishness.”
“Today is the symbol and manifestation of the arrogance of the ruling system of the United States, which according to Imam Khomeini, is the Great Satan and is ready to destroy many nations and people of the world in order to achieve its interests,” Raisi said.
“Had it not been for the move taken by students who followed the Imam’s path, the fight against arrogance would have been incomplete,” he said, adding the “day of fight against global arrogance is a symbol of Iran’s strength.”
The president touched on the hegemonic nature of the U.S., saying that the U.S. ruling system has taken part in more than 300 wars across the world, carrying out 62 coups against the will of the people of different nations, stood behind the deadly atomic bombings in Japan’s Hiroshima and Nagasaki killing millions of people, and participated in the deadliest wars; including the Afghanistan and Vietnam wars, by causing tremendous killing and bloodshed.
President Raisi said, “The U.S.’s
military interventions in countries in the name of fighting terrorists and liberating nations, founding takfiri terrorist groups such as Daesh and Al-Nusra Front, supporting separatist and terrorist movements, launching sanction systems against independent countries, especially against the Islamic Republic of Iran” are some of the other crimes committed by the U.S. establishment.
Such examples, according to President Raisi, demonstrate that “the spirit of America is based on arrogance and dominance,” pointing out that the U.S. wants the people to think and act like the United States and become milk cows for the country.
Raisi also criticized the U.S. for its crimes against humanity, saying it is strange that at the time the U.S. has acknowledged founding and supporting terrorist groups such as Daesh that has been committing crimes across the world, Washington claims to be an advocate and supporter of freedoms and human rights.
Elsewhere in his speech, President Raisi touched on the U.S.-imposed sanctions, saying despite the coercive measures, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been able to continue its progress on different levels.
Despite the sanctions, “the Islamic Republic of Iran is one of the most advanced manufacturers in complex industries; be it nuclear industry or military industry,” he said.
“Do you really think that we will be held back by your threats and sanctions? You aim to slow down the pace of the Iranian nation’s movement, but that’s just an illusion. Our men and women will not allow your malicious dreams to come true,” the president said, addressing American rulers.
“Iran is a producing country and has exports. The Americans wanted to reduce oil exports to zero and slow down and stop production in the country, they wanted to isolate the Islamic Republic of Iran, but they failed,” he added.
President Raisi emphasized that “owing to the insight and good knowledge of the enemy, the younger generation in Iran today has the same view toward the United States as previous generations.”
He touched on the latest developments in Iran, saying universities, scientific development and technology are being targeted by the United States and other enemies in order to destroy Iran’s security and progress.
Addressing the Iranian nation, President Raisi warned that today, the U.S. and some Western powers have aimed to sabotage Iran’s national unity and cohesion.
“The people of Iran, the dear Kurds and Balochs, Turks, Persians, Turkmen, Arabs and everyone should know that the Americans and the enemies of the Islamic Revolution are targeting their national unity and cohesion.”
President Raisi also said the U.S. thought Iran is just another country in the region, in which U.S. ploys could be implemented such as Syria, Libya and other countries. “The U.S. is mistaken and this is just a false imagination.”
He concluded his speech by advising the West to learn lessons from the failed policies and not make other attempts against Iran.