Hujjat al-Islam Aboutorabifard blasted Washington and Tel Aviv for meddling in other countries’ affairs and creating chaotic situation in the region.
During his Friday prayer sermon delivered to a large and fervent crowd of believers in Tehran, Hujjat al-Islam Sayyed Mohammad-Hasan Aboutorabifard said, “The United States, the Zionist regime and some regional states only understand one language and that is the language of force.”
The senior cleric reiterated that the countries which seek to defend their national interest against these excessive demands should be equipped with political, scientific, defence, and economic power and secure their interests with a tone led by authority.
“The Iranian nation talks with world powers with the language of logic which is supported by different capabilities of the country,” Hujjat al-Islam Aboutorabifard added.
In relevant remarks on Thursday, Iranian President Hasan Rouhani stressed that his nation is not vulnerable to the plots, pressures and sanctions imposed by Washington and its allies.
“Today, there is no doubt that the Islamic Republic of Iran is a very important and influential country in the region, and this great nation will not be defeated by the conspiracies of the enemies, especially the US and their embargo,” President Rouhani said before leaving Tehran for Azerbaijan to participate in the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit.
“In these circumstances, it is more important for us to attend such summits than ever before and I am pleased that the Islamic Republic of Iran has been more active in regional unions and treaties in recent years.”
Stating that Iran has recently signed an interim agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and attended their summit in Armenia and attended the ECO, Rouhani said that Iran has always been active in the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and Non-Aligned Movement and currently we are actively involved in these organizations.
Rouhani pointed out that in recent years “we have started trilateral activities with other countries in the region, saying, “A summit on the Astana Process between Iran, Turkey and Russia; a summit between Iran, Azerbaijan, and Russia; another one between Iran, India, and Afghanistan; and other summits that we attend at the regional level are among them.”