“The American authorities threaten Iran, but they do not dare to attack it because during the eight years of the imposed war, the Iranians showed how they resist against any aggression,” Larijani said on Friday, addressing a ceremony in the Northern Iranian city of Sari.
He reiterated that the Americans say from time to time that Saudis and Egyptians have asked them to bomb Iran because it wants to revive the Persian empire, and said, “Iran never seeks the revival of its ancient empire as the time of empires has expired.”
Larijani pointed to the support by western countries for Saddam Hussein’s regime during 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, and said, “Iran has never wanted to revenge for the aggression.”
The Iranian parliament speaker warned against the reemergence of terrorist groups in the region, and said, “The terrorism has not finished yet as some countries are transferring the terrorists to other places secretly.”
Inn relevant remarks earlier in February, Larijani warned that the US had transferred the ISIL terrorists from Iraq and Syria to Afghanistan to create new problems for Iran.
“The US has transferred the ISIL from Iraq to Afghanistan to cause problems in Iran again but the Iranian nation will foil all these plots with the guidelines of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution (Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei),” Larijani said.
He downplayed the plots hatched by US President Donald Trump and his accomplices to create changes in Iran, and said, “They utter cheap words on Iran’s missile industry.”
Also, late in January, Ayatollah Khamenei expressed deep regret over the massacre of the Afghan people in the recent terrorist attacks, blaming the US for the tragedies by transferring the ISIL terrorists to Afghanistan to guarantee its presence in the region.
“The US goal of transferring the ISIL terrorists to Afghanistan is justification of its continued deployment in the region and establishment of security for the Zionist regime,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing the Iranian seminaries in Tehran.
“The same hands which used the ISIL as a tool to oppress and commit crimes against the people in Syria and Iraq by its creation, is today after transferring the ISIL to Afghanistan after sustaining defeat in those regions, and the recent massacres are actually the start of this plot,” he added.
Ayatollah Khamenei said that the US-backed terrorists don’t differentiate between the Shiites and Sunnis, and added, “The US wants this region not to see good days and wants the regional governments and nations to be busy with their own affairs so that they don’t think of opposing the evil agent of arrogant powers, that is Zionism.”
He described the United States’ other goal of creation of insecurity as justification of its presence in the region, and said, “The Americans, themselves, are the main cause for insecurity in Afghanistan and the killings in this region since 20 years ago under the name of religion were carried out, directly or indirectly, by the US agents, and they are now after guaranteeing their presence by fomenting insecurity and attaining their political and economic objectives.”