Iran Standing against Enemies as A Regional Power: Senior Cleric
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Chairman of Iran's Guardian Council Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati slammed the plots by the West to hinder Iran's scientific progress, reaffirming that Tehran will stand against its enemies.
In a Monday meeting with Turkey’s Ambassador to Iran Riza Hakan Tekin, Ayatollah Jannati deplored the "unfair" plots by Western countries against Iran’s scientific developments, especially in the field of nuclear energy.
“The Islamic Iran is now standing against its enemies as a regional power,” he added.
He further criticized the attempts made by the US and other Western countries to tarnish the image of Islam and to introduce it as a violent religion, adding, “Islam is the religion of peace and brotherhood.”
Back in November 2014, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei pointed to the West’s efforts to spread Islamophobia, and said the world’s bullying powers, who are afraid of the threats posed to their interests by the attractive messages of pure Islam, have employed all types of tools, cultural tools in particular, to make people of the world afraid of Islam.
Ayatollah Khamenei also described the establishment of terrorist groups and these groups' move to massacre innocent people in the name of Islam as another example of the enemies’ strategy to spread Islamophobia.
“Pure Islam’s message to humanity is a message of peace, dignity, honor and a life filled with tranquility," the leader said, adding that the ill-wishers do not want nations to get acquainted with this message.