Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has lashed out at his American counterpart for sympathizing with the great nation of Iran, saying Iranians have not yet forgotten the tortures by the former US-backed regime as well as the sanctions that threatened ordinary people’s lives.
Rouhani directly addressed the US officials saying “on the one hand, you express sympathy with the Iranian people but on the other hand loot Iranians’ resources and impose sanctions on them depriving the people of even basic pharmaceuticals.”
“The people of Iran are proud to be the only nation in the world who have managed to carry out a successful revolution without the support of any superpower,” he was quoted as saying in a Farsi report by the president’s official website.
In an address to a public gathering in the southern city of Sirjan, President Rouhani called Iran a safe place in the chaotic region of the Middle East and added today no region is more secure than Iran.
“This security the fruit of close cooperation underway between the Iranian nation and security forces. Every terrorist group intending to inflict a blow on Iran will be crushed by our people,” he noted.
Rouhani said today the Iranian nation is prepared enough to stand up against any foreign aggression.
The remarks were made in reaction to the recent anti-Iran rhetoric by US President Donald Trump.
In his first State of the Union Address on Tuesday, Trump persistently criticized the multilateral Iranian nuclear deal put in place by his predecessor Obama and labelled Iran a state sponsor of terror.
“America stands with the people of Iran in their courageous struggle for freedom,” he said.