Iranian people thwarted plans of enemy inside the country: Raisi
President Raisi received a mass popular greeting in Tehran airport upon his return from UNGA in New York in a show of support to the Islamic Republic against ongoing attempts to destabilize Iran's security
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said that the Iranian people "foiled the plans of the enemies inside the country", praising the presence of "Iranian masses on the streets today, which reflected the Islamic Republic's ability".
Raisi's remarks came on Friday, immediately after his arrival in Tehran returning from New York, after participating as a representative of his country in the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.
"We stressed at the UN meetings the need to avoid unilateralism in decision-making and (avoid) double standards in dealing with terrorism, human rights, and the Iranian nuclear program," he stated.
We objected to the double standards and raised the injustice of Palestine
The Iranian President said that "We objected to the Western double standards, which created real problems, and raised the injustice imposed that the Palestinians and other people, whom are subjected to oppression and persecution."
"The enemies made strenuous efforts so that the voice of the Iranian people would not be heard there (at the UN), but the voice of the Iranian people was the voice of power and the of our martyrs, such as the martyr Qassem Soleimani," Raisi pointed out.
The presence of the Iranian masses reflects the power of the Republic
Touching upon the protests and riots that took place in the country, as well as the mass demonstrations that swept most Iranian cities on Friday in support of the country's stability and rejection of rioting, Raisi said; "I imagine that our enemies did not succeed in achieving their goal despite their plans."
"The Iranian people have thwarted the plans of the enemies inside the country," adding that, "the presence of the Iranian masses in the streets today reflected the ability of the Islamic Republic, and I, as a servant of the people, also tried to show this ability at the UN meetings."
"I met with the leaders of 4 European countries, 4 Asian countries, and the leaders of other African countries, and discussed the need for cooperation and strengthening economic relations between Iran and these countries," he added.
The Iranian President expressed some details of his meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and said that during his meeting with him, he stressed "the need for the UN to be an organization for all countries, not just the great powers," and also stressed to him the need to give room to Syrians, Yemenis, and Afghans to solve their issues on their own."
Large crowds of Iranians greeted Raisi at the airport, declaring support for the revolution, its leader, and the republic, chanting slogans against the riots.
It is noteworthy that Raisi arrived at the head of a high-level Iranian delegation to New York last Monday to participate in the 77th meeting of the UN General Assembly.
In a speech to the General Assembly, he spoke about Iran, its foreign policy, and approached a number of key issues, most important of which the issue of the Iranian nuclear file, Israeli threats, and the Palestinian issue.
"The West Asia region rejects the old world, and is with multilateralism based on Justice," Raisi said, stressing that "Iran is a strong regional country, has started a new chapter of friendship with the countries of the world, and has proved that it is a friend to its neighbors during difficult times."