ID : N-1524 Date : 2018/03/21 - 20:39
(Persia Digest) – Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, has delivered his Nowruz speech in Imam Reza’s (SA) Shrine among pilgrims and the people of Mashhad in Razavi Khorasan Province, northeastern Iran.
He mostly elucidated the naming of this year’s solar year in Iran, “Support for Iranian Products”, explaining the importance of buying Iranian.
In the latter part of his speech, he pointed out to regional issues, and said: “During last year, the IR of Iran was able to fly the Iranian people’s flag of dignity and competence in the region and play a defining role in eliminating extremist takfiri groups to establish security.”
Ayatollah Khamenei added: “World powers who relentlessly interfere in the internal affairs of other countries are now objecting to Iran and asking why it is interfering in the affairs of its region? We answer this is not your concern.”
He emphasized that the presence of the IR of Iran in certain regional countries has taken place on the request of the same countries and peoples, and reiterated: “We neither interfered in their internal affairs, nor oppressed their people. They asked for help and we gave them the logical help they required.”
About US plans for the region, the Supreme Leader stated: “By creating wicked, ruthless hate groups such as Daesh in the region, the Americans intended to divert attention from the usurping Zionist regime. But, we succeeded in neutralizing this plan with Divine Grace.”
Mentioning US claims of their role in fighting Daesh, Ayatollah Khamenei stressed: “This is a false claim; because, US policy is to safeguard and keep control over Daesh and similar terrorist groups.”
He continued by saying that the Americans had no incentives to destroy Daesh, and stated: “In addition, the US is not able to keep security in our region. A prime example of this is its 14-year presence in Afghanistan. Not only has this not brought security to the Afghan people, but it has worsened their safety issues.”
The Supreme Leader of Iran reiterated that Iran has been able to establish security in the region, and added: “Iran will continue to do so and the US will certainly be unable to achieve its targets in our region. The IR of Iran will accomplish all its goals with Divine bounty.”