Enemies failed in using Iranian universities to reach goals: Raisi
During a new school year ceremony, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi praises the role of women in Iran and stresses that the enemies have failed to reach their goals.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi stated on Saturday that opponents believed they could use Iranian colleges to achieve their objectives, but students and academics prevented them from succeeding.
Speaking at a new school year celebration, Raisi said that about 60% of students in Iran are women and many women have shone in the scientific sphere of the country during the past four decades.
He said students and professors have led the country to reach a high level of power and competency, and Iran has made great progress in various scientific and industrial fields.
"The enemy thought it could pursue its desires in the university, unaware that our students and professors are awake and will not allow the enemy's false dreams to come true," Raisi said, according to a presidency statement.
Raisi's remarks came as he attended a ceremony at Tehran's Al-Zahra, the first all-female university in Iran, founded in 1964.
In a similar context, in a speech delivered on October 2 at the 4th session of the Supreme Council for the Promotion and Development of the Culture of Sacrifice and Martyrdom, Raisi stressed that in order to foil the plans of the enemies aimed at deceiving the younger generations, the culture of martyrdom and sacrifice must be promoted to the youth.
The President stated, "If there is a lack of promotion of the culture of sacrifice and martyrdom, other thinking and beliefs replace it. One of the important ways to protect the youth of our country is to pay attention to this culture."
During the event held in Tehran, President Raisi commented on the enemy's role in the recent riots in Iran which are "trying to deflect public opinion in an extensive media warfare," assuring that this is taking place "while the issue of MS Amini's death is being fully and accurately followed up on in Iran and all officials have emphasized to pursue the matter."
Raisi continued to call out western hypocrisy in launching a massive propaganda campaign against Tehran while remaining silent regarding the massacre that took place against women in Afghanistan.