RIMANEWS - A senior Iranian official says the Islamic Republic is the only country which has firmly stood against the most powerful of global bullies, namely the United States and Israel.
“In line with the actualization of its goals, Iran will not bow down to any worldly forces,” Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, said on Thursday.
“The Islamic Republic is a country which seeks to safeguard its authority without militarism and aggression toward the sovereignty of other countries and only by using its capacities,” he added.
Velayati went on to attribute Iran's towering international might among the Islamic and non-Islamic countries to its “independent Islamic identity”.
“Iran's name being among the 14 countries in possession of nuclear [energy] technology, the 12 countries with missile technology, and the eight countries possessing satellite and space technologies is a testament to [the Islamic Republic’s] all-out might and progress.”
The sole reason for the opposition of hegemonic and arrogant powers to Iran's peaceful activities and the advancement of its technology is that they do not want a country “outside their pacts” to become powerful, Velayati stressed.[presstv]