President Ebrahim Raeisi says the Iranian nation cannot tolerate the insecurity and crisis in the region and warns that any mistake by enemies will be met with a harsh response from the Islamic Republic, which will make them regret their actions.
Raeisi made the remarks during a visit to western Iran’s Kermanshah province on Thursday, referring to hostile and destabilizing activities by the United States and its allies in the region.
“At the gathering of the Resisting People of Kermanshah, I say that any mistake by America and its allies in the region and the world will be met with a harsh and regrettable response,” he said.
“Today, Islamic Iran is stronger than ever,” President Raeisi said, adding that the United States, in contrast, is weaker than ever.
The President also said, “The great nation of Iran does not accept any kind of uncertainty and crisis in the region, and the Muslim nations of the region hate their governments’ humiliating relations with America, which have led to the plundering of their fortunes.”
His comments came a day after US President Joe Biden opened his first visit to the region since taking office by telling Israeli leaders his determination to confront Iran’s nuclear energy program and saying he was prepared to, as a “last resort.” “Use violence.
On Thursday, Biden signed a joint strategic statement with Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid in which he pledged that the US will use “all elements of its national power” to counter Iran’s nuclear energy program.
President Raeisi addressed Iran’s military power and authority, calling it a security factor in the region and stressing that the Islamic Republic will not accept any insecurity or crisis in the region.
“The Zionist regime should not be covetously eyeing the Middle East and West Asia, and it can never maintain normal relations in the region,” he said.
Raeisi said the Islamic Republic does not view US and its allies’ interference in the region as anything other than creating a crisis “because these countries are constantly transmitting insecurity and terrorism to the region.”
The US president was to spend two days in the occupied territories for talks with Israeli leaders, before taking a direct flight from Israel to the Saudi Arabian Red Sea port city of Jeddah to attend a summit of allies in the Persian Gulf.
Biden is scheduled to meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other regional leaders during the high-profile visit amid speculation he will aggressively push for normalization between Riyadh and Tel Aviv.
In 2020, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco became the first Arab countries in decades to normalize their ties with Israel in a deal brokered by former US President Donald Trump.
Saudi Arabia has yet to jump on the bandwagon, but the two sides have seen growing contacts and a de facto rapprochement in recent years.
In an interview that aired on Wednesday, Biden told Channel 12’s Israel News that the US would walk away from the deadlocked nuclear talks if a return to the pact was conditional on Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) being liberated from removed from its blacklist.
Raeisi said, “We believe American power is weaker today than ever, and as Westerners themselves say, the policy of maximum pressure against the Islamic Republic through the imposition of sanctions and threats has failed and they should not abandon this policy.” Rehearsals bring back the past.”