Ahmadinejad: enemy losing strength
Iran has scoffed at the West's "ambivalent stance" toward the Islamic Republic as a sign of the enemies' diminishing powers and failing conspiracy.
"Our enemies are like always entangled in confusion and ignorance and have been repeating their mistakes in the past 31 years [following the Islamic Revolution of 1979]," ISNA quoted Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as saying in Iran's northeastern province of Northern Khorasan, Press TV reported.
The Iranian chief executive attributed the failures to the West's inability to understand the Iranians' culture of altruism and martyrdom.
"In their mean materialistic life, they measure everything with their own earthly calculations, and with their petty, little characters they draw schemes against our nation, while their plots cave down on their own heads," he explained.
"When they decided to invade Iran, they thought they could do away with it, but they failed. When they tried to stage a coup they failed again. When they resorted to sedition and fueling internal strife, they once again failed," the president recalled.
President Ahmadinejad said as the time passes, Iran's enemies further lose their scheming and conspiracy powers "to an extent that they do not dare to talk about harming the Iranian nation. So they hypocritically reach out to befriend us, but conspire against us on the other hand."
He also called for resistance against the enemies' cultural invasion and cautioned that a passive defense policy was destined to end up in defeat.
"To subdue the enemy's cultural invasion, higher [divine] virtues must be introduced to people," President Ahmadinejad stressed.