Basij Commander: US Enmity towards Iran Not Related to N. Issue
Commander of Iran’s Basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi underlined that the US hostile behavior towards Iran is not related to Tehran’s nuclear program.
“No doubt, Iran’s nuclear issue is not the cause of the US problem with us; they actually have a problem with Iran’s Islamic establishment in essence,” Naqdi said, addressing a gathering in the Northern province of Qazvin on Thursday.
He said the US officials used to threatened every now and then are now threatening the country in different forms every day.
“The Americans see themselves as the owner of the world and therefore, they don’t sit silent when they see independent nations like the Iranian nation,” Naqdi said.
His remarks came after Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei blasted the US statesmen for their contradictory remarks after the nuclear agreement with Tehran, and called on the Iranian officials show more sensitivity and give proper response to their comments.
“In the nuclear talks with are negotiating with the 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany), but the US administration is, in fact, the main party; but the US officials speak very badly and a decision needs to be taken about the manner they speak,” Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said in a meeting with the head and members of Iran’s Assembly of Experts in Tehran last Thursday.
“Don’t say that the Americans are uttering these words to convince their internal rivals; of course, I believe that the internal disputes in the US are real and they have differences and the reason for such a difference is clear to us, but what is officially said needs a response and if no response is given to them, the other side’s remarks will be entrenched,” he added.
Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei also referred to the US officials’ remarks on the suspension of sanctions, and said Tehran has always underlined the necessity for the termination and not suspension of embargoes.