Army Official Warns of Enemies’ Attempts to Influence Iran after N. Agreement
A senior Iranian Army official warned of enemies’ plots to influence the country by every means after Tehran and the world powers struck a nuclear agreement in Vienna on July 14.
“Today, the enemies have extensively plotted against the Islamic Republic so that they can influence and affect the country after the final agreement,” Seyed Mohammad Ali Ale-Hashem said in Tehran on Wednesday.
He, meantime, underlined the Iranian nation and government’s vigilance against enemies’ plots, and said the nation has displayed that it doesn’t surrender to the bullying powers, and that threats will lead to further unity and integrity in Iran.
In relevant remarks on Tuesday, Supreme Leader’s top adviser for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati underlined that Tehran would not allow the US to influence the regional countries, specially Tehran’s allies.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran is the first power in the region and it plays an important role in supporting the resistance line against the US hegemony and Zionists’ expansionism and it will not allow the US to influence the region for different reasons,” Velayati told reporters after a meeting with Syrian Information Minister Omran Ahid al-Za’bi in Tehran.
He elaborated on Iran’s reasons to prevent the US clout in the region, and said, “First the US influence in allied and friendly countries is not acceptable to Iran, and Tehran doesn’t allow Washington to spread its clout in those states again; second, if the Americans influence the regional states, the way will be pave for their penetration in other countries.”
Velayati said that the Americans were paving the ground for the expansion of their clout in the region which should be prevented.
His remarks came after Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei described Iran and the US regional policies as complete opposite, and said Tehran was standing firm against Washington’s divisive plots in the region.
Addressing participants in the 8th International General Assembly of Islamic Radios and Televisions Union in Tehran on Monday, Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei referred to the recent nuclear agreement between Iran and the world powers, and said, “Washington imagined that it could use this agreement whose fate is not clear yet – as its final approval is not yet a definite fact neither in Iran nor in the US – to find a way to wield influence in Iran; and this was their intention.”
But “we closed this path; and we will definitely keep it closed”, Supreme Leader underlined.
“We will not allow the US to influence (our) economy, or politics or culture. We will stand against such penetration with all our power – that is, thanks God, at a high level today,” Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said.
“They seek to disintegrate the regional states and create small and subordinate countries but God willing, this will not happen,” Supreme Leader warned, elaborating on the US regional policies.
“Disintegration of Iraq and, if they can, Syria is the clear policy of the Americans, but the territorial integrity of the regional states, Iraq and Syria is highly important to us,” Supreme Leader added.
Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei elaborated on Iran’s regional policies, and said, “Iran fully supports resistance in the region, specially the resistance in Palestine, and will support anyone who struggles against Israel and strikes at the Zionist regime.”
Noting that fighting against the US divisive policies in the region was one of Iran’s main policies, he voiced strong protest at the propaganda efforts made in London under the pretext of supporting Shiites and against the Sunni Muslims, and said such moves merely serve the arrogant powers.
Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei also stressed Iran’s support for all the oppressed people, including the Bahrainis and the Yemenis, but meantime stressed, “Despite baseless claims, we don’t interfere in these countries but continue supporting the oppressed people.”
Following Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei’s comments, the Iranian parliamentarians joined the ‘#We-Don’t-Allow-It-Either’ campaign to show obedience to the Leader’s orders.