Iran's president urges nation to stand shoulder to shoulder with corrupt powers

Iran Materials 20 December 2006 12:41 (UTC +04:00)

(IRNA) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Tuesday evening exhorted the Iranian nation to stand shoulder to shoulder with corrupt powers and teach them a lesson never to ever think of interfering in the country's affairs.

"Iranians do not entertain thoughts of waging a war or launching an invasion on sovereign states," said the president as he addressed a large group of war disabled veterans and families of war martyrs in this western provincial city.

Ahmadinejad and his cabinet members arrived in Kermanshah Tuesday morning for a three-day visit, reports Trend.

Further in his speech, he called on Iranians to harness their skill in identifying the various forms of cultural invasion by the enemies and to confront them.

Iranians should be able to pinpoint the enemies and their plots even if they (enemies) work behind the curtain of international bodies such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said the president.

Addressing the enemies, he warned that they cannot trample on the rights of the Iranian nation by claiming illustrious goals such as defense of human rights and freedom."

Ahmadinejad said that Iranians today have two different missions:

domestic and international.

"Our domestic mission is to build a genuinely independent, powerful, progressive and model country while our international mission is to lead the world to salvation through resistance against bullying powers," the president said, adding that these two missions are "inter-dependent."

"The US and Britain cannot threaten the Iranian nation with their bullying, which have no effect on them," the president said.

They cannot also isolate the Iranian nation with their bullying, he added.