TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan reiterated that the major world powers have changed their attitude towards Iran due to Tehran’s resistance against their hegemonic policies.
“The hegemonic powers have been pressured under the present conditions to accept Iran as a country defending human rights, peace and security; on the very same basis, our country’s national power and solidarity and the political epic (i.e. the high public turnout in the recent presidential election) have provided an atmosphere to bring the world (powers) to the negotiating table; a negotiation for peace and with mutual respect,” Brigadier General Dehqan told reporters on Monday.
The Iranian defense minister underlined that Iran has never looked for creating tension in the region and the world, but the hegemonic powers with different pretexts have tried to impose pressure on Iran.
Dehqan reiterated that any negotiation with the western powers should be in line with preserving global peace and considering the mutual interests of the negotiating sides.
Earlier this month, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said that he has long held belief in “heroic flexibility” in domestic and foreign policy, but he also cautioned that the tactic which is very necessary on some occasions should only be practiced after one gathers deep insight about the nature of his/her rivals and their goals.
The Supreme Leader underlined his support for correct and logical moves on the scenes of foreign and domestic policy.
“I agree with the issue that I called some years ago as heroic flexibility since this move is highly good and necessary on certain occasions, but with commitment to one main condition,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing high-ranking commanders and veterans of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in Tehran.
He described apprehending the opposite side’s nature and gathering a correct understanding of his goal-setting as the main condition for using the heroic flexibility tactic, and said, “A technical wrestler also shows flexibility for technical reasons sometimes, but he would never forget who his rival is and what his main goal is.”
Ayatollah Khamenei underlined the necessity of complete loyalty to Islam and revolution values, saying whoever is more loyal to the main message of the Islamic Revolution and can analyze the enemies’ plots and behavior within the framework of the hegemonic system’s challenge with the Islamic Revolution will be further exposed to the arrogant powers’ fury and wrath.
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