Islamic Republic's power forced enemies to retreat from their illegal demands, Deputy Interior Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Solat Mortazavi said on Friday, IRNA reported.
He made the remarks in his lecture before Friday prayersˈ sermons in grand mosque of Boumehen town in southern Tehran.
"Arrogant powers impose sanctions and pressures on independent nations to force them to surrender, but despite their longstanding efforts to change the world geopolitics and international equations in favor of their interests, ongoing waves of Islamic awakening in the Muslim world proved that nations are thirsty for justice and will not accept their imposed disciplines," Mortazavi said.
Mortazavi pointed to the popular uprisings in every corners of Muslim world, including Egypt, Bahrain, Libya and other places and asserted that nations have been awakened and are committed to campaign for their freedom and independence.
"Iranian nation knows well that enemy excuses for pressuring Tehran will not end even if Tehran withdraws from its legal rights; enemies want Muslim nations, including Iran, backward, but Tehranˈs breakthroughs in various fields of science proved that enemy plots are doomed to failure," he said.
It should be pointed out that the last round of the fresh talks between Tehran and the Group 5+1(permanent members of UN Security Council plus Germany) ended in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on February 27.
During the talks Iran and the world powers agreed to hold an experts meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, on March 17-18 and then continue their talks at the level of their top negotiators in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on April 5-6.