Iranian Nation Smashed US Knee with Unity, President Says


Iranian Nation Smashed US Knee with Unity, President Says

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said ‘kneeling on necks’ of others is an inherent policy of the US, adding that the Iranian nation’s unity has broken that knee.

In remarks at a cabinet session on Wednesday, Rouhani took a swipe at the US for exerting pressures on others, saying that ‘kneeling on neck’ has been a policy of the US since long ago.

“They (Americans) have always been like this throughout history. They have pressed their knee on the neck of every oppressed person they have found in order to kill him. This is their policy, not the policy of a single cop in a single city. This is basically the US policy.

“But the great Iranian nation broke that knee. They (Americans) wanted to do the same in 2018. They brought the knee close to the throat of the (Iranian) nation. But our dear nation smashed their knee with the giant sledgehammer of national unity and solidarity. Now they (Americans) have no knee anymore to put pressure on the Iranian nation.”

The president also slammed the US as the worst government in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, saying, “It has chosen the worst method in this regard, recorded the highest death toll and caused problems for its people. It has also proved that it lacks the necessary resourcefulness to govern such a large country.”

He further denounced the US’ attempts to maintain an arms embargo on Iran which is going to terminate in October according to the 2015 nuclear deal. “Because in the coming weeks, Iran will reach a stage in the month of Mehr (October) when, according to the Resolution 2231, all arms embargos against Iran will be terminated, the Americans are right now angry and irritated about such an important and major day for the history of defense in Iran.

“We expect the four permanent members of the Security Council to stand against such a plot for the sake of the world’s interests and stability, for the sake of the interests that the region and the world have taken into account in the nuclear deal.”

Rouhani added, “We expect our two friend countries in particular, namely Russia and China, to stand against such a plot.”

“As all various plots that the US has hatched against us until now have ended in failure, we are confident that this plot will get nowhere either. And we will do our utmost to boost our defense capability,” the president stressed.

“The Americans must realize that Iran’s defense capabilities will increase under all circumstances, no matter what they do,” he emphasized.

“In the recent years when we were under difficult conditions caused by the sanctions, we designed the best air defense systems, and hit a US drone with the very same system. We shot down the US drone with the Iranian system,” the president went on to say.

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