Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi says the Iranian nation’s arms remain open to those who were deceived by the enemy during the recent nationwide riots, but no mercy will be granted to those who maliciously fought against the country.
Raisi made the remarks during the funeral processions held in the Iranian capital and many other cities on Tuesday for around 400 unidentified martyrs of Iraq’s war against Iran in the 1980s.
“The nation’s arms are open to all those who were deceived, but we will not show mercy to the spiteful insurgents,” he said.
The president added that the arrogant powers deceive people with empty slogans and claims about improvement of freedom, but they only bring misery and humiliation to nations.
The Iranian chief executive emphasized that the country’s great achievements in many areas have irked the enemies.
He noted that the enemy has made every effort to hinder Iran’s progress but faced a nation that is firmly determined to continue the path towards development, stressing that the Iranian people have learned to resist the enemy.
“All their efforts against the Islamic Republic have failed disgracefully,” Raisi said.
The president also criticized the enemies’ contradictory statements to Tehran and said they “send us messages through different channels, voice their readiness to hold negotiations, and [claim] that they have no intention to overthrow [the Iranian government].”
The Iranian people, nonetheless, are well aware of their plans, he added.
Violent riots broke out after the death of 22-year-old woman Mahsa Amini in Tehran. Amini died on September 16 in the hospital three days after she collapsed at a police station. An investigation attributed her death to her medical condition, dismissing allegations that she had been beaten by police forces.
In the past two months, and using the protests as a cover, rioters and thugs — many of whom were later found to have links with foreign parties — have gone on the rampage, engaging in savage attacks on security officers, vandalism, and false-flag killings of civilians to incriminate the Iranian police.
In a statement on Sunday, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said it has arrested seven ringleaders of a UK-linked criminal network who played a key role in the recent wave of riots across the country.
Source: Press TV