President Raisi reveals why he held Soleimani's photo at UN
The Iranian President says that he raised the picture of martyr General Qassem Soleimani during his speech at the UNGA to showcase Tehran’s solid will to hold perpetrators accountable.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi addressed the nation in a live broadcast on Wednesday, saying that the hero of combatting ISIS and terrorism is martyr Qassem Soleimani. He also stressed that Soleimani was killed by the United States--the founder of ISIS.
The Iranian President added that he raised the picture of martyr General Qassem Soleimani during his speech at the UNGA to showcase Tehran’s solid will to hold perpetrators accountable.
“We all are saddened by this tragic incident ... [However] Chaos is unacceptable,” Raisi said.
“I called Mahsa Amini’s family and I expressed my compassion and sadness”, he added.
Raisi also said that he assured Amini’s family that he is following up on the case, waiting for forensics to present the confirmed report."
Mahsa Amini is a 22-year-old Iranian whose case has been exploited by several Western media outlets in order to further promote Iranophobia by fabricating lies and making use of her medical condition that led to her death merely for political purposes.
Mainstream and social media outlets were swarmed with trumped-up news, as some media outlets, mostly Western, claimed that an alleged brutal arrest led to the death of Amini.
Raisi also addressed Iranian-Chinese ties, stressing that both countries share a will to broaden relations and expand trade.
Regarding Russian-Iranian relations, the Iranian President highlighted that trade exchanges between the two countries increased by 80% after his latest visit to Moscow.
Concerning the nuclear talks, Raisi stated, "French President Emmanuel Macron agreed that the US did not honor their commitments during my meeting with him in New York."
"I urged the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, not to be swayed by the United States," he added.
Regarding Iran’s Membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Raisi stated that “signing a memorandum of obligations to join the SCO will positively affect Iran," expanding trade dealings.