Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf said the French magazine Charlie Hebdo’s move to insult the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei indicates that the West is filled with resentment at failing to carry out the project to foment riots in Iran.
Speaking at a Parliament session on Sunday, Qalibaf condemned the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s move to launch a competition to produce caricatures of the Iranian religious authority.
He said the insulting act reveals the “lack of logic” and “the Western front’ anger at the failure of the project of riots” in Iran.
The enemies of the Islamic Revolution employed all of their political, economic, international, media and security capacities and tried to unfairly target the pillar of Iran, namely the prudent and popular Leader of the Islamic Revolution, but the people of Iran stymied their plots, Qalibaf added, as quoted by Tasnim news agency.
He underlined that the worthless insults that reflect the enemy’s frustration will only strengthen the Iranian people’s resolve to move towards independence and development.
The senior Iranian lawmaker called on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to take serious retaliatory action against the French government to make the world realize that nobody is allowed to offend Iran’s national values and symbols.
Source: Iranian media