Rouhani says Iranians to smash sanctions, foil plots
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said the Iranian nation is determined to resist against unjust pressures, smash sanctions and foil the plots hatched against their country.
He made the remarks addressing a large gathering to mark the demise anniversary of Founder of the Islamic Repubic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini at his mausoleum, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported June 3.
Praising the leadership and statesmanship of late Imam Khomeini in leading the Islamic Revolution to victory in 1979, he said, 'Imam Khomeini's message resonates in our people's mind enabling us to stand against the plots hatched by the major powers in the region.'
Iran has not only resisted and secured peace inside the country, Rouhani added, it has also assisted the regional nations and will maintain doing so.
'The Iranian nation is helping the peoples of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen and other regional nations in their fight against terrorism, violence and extremism. Relying on Almighty Allah's power, we can ultimately defeat these machinations.'
President Rouhani also criticized certain governments in the region which he said are misusing their natural resources and are purchasing arms to use them against oppressed nations such as Yemeni nation.
Referring to the sharp drop in crude oil prices from $120 per barrel to 40-50 dollars, he said Iranian have proved successful in the face of challenges for the last 36 years.