In a meeting with Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto in Tehran on Thursday, the Iranian president said “the double standards of the West are damaging the trust of the people, and we hope that in the run up to anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ, some Western countries will not only claim Christianity, but also follow Christian teachings.”
Raisi referred to the plight of Afghan refugees saying there are about 4 million Afghan refugees in Iran and they are welcomed, adding that Western countries made many promises to help Afghan refugees, but have failed them.
Raisi stressed that two decades of NATO and U.S. presence in Afghanistan resulted in murder, crime, bloodshed and helplessness of the Afghan people with more than 30,000 Afghan children disabled as a result of the American invasion.
Raisi also called cooperation between Iran and Hungary in the field of terrorism, narcotics and organized crime effective for the security of the region and the world.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran fights terrorism in action, but some only nominally fight terrorism,” the Iranian president said.
The Hungarian foreign minister said for his part that the West and NATO acted hypocritically on the issue of Afghanistan, and now “we are concerned about the huge influx of Afghan refugees”.
Peter Szijjarto also said Iran and Hungary recognize vaccines produced by the other side and from now on, fully vaccinated Hungarians and Iranians will be able to travel between the two countries.