TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian legislators in a statement supported and appreciated President Hassan Rouhani for his right-seeking and proper positions in defending the nation’s rights, specially the right of using peaceful nuclear technology.
“The president’s remarks which showed the will and intention of the faithful and committed Iranian nation against the arrogant nature of the hegemonic powers, include this message that the threats and sanctions have not been able to create even a hole in the firm trench of this great nation’s resistance,” the statement said on Sunday.
They also lashed out at British Prime Minister David Cameron for his anti-Iran comments at the 69th annual meeting of the UN General Assembly in New York, and said his comments showed that London has yet to understand the realities of the Islamic Republic and the Iranian nation’s hatred for Britain.
“We as the members of the Islamic Consultative Assembly (parliament), who have signed this statement, strongly condemn the British prime minister’s indecent, insulting and interfering remarks,” added the statement signed by 224 MPs.
Cameron’s remarks were also earlier condemned by Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani who said such comments are rooted in London’s intense fear of the terrorism which has been created by Britain.
“You shouldn’t speak like this; you are nervous and the ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) is its cause since you have helped it and now it has turned into a problem,” Larijani said, addressing Cameron in a ceremony in Tehran on Saturday.
Stressing that fearing a heinous group like the ISIL was a true fear, he said the British officials who need Iran in their fight against the terrorist group shouldn’t speak like “Pharaohs” and use orders to meet their needs.
“Instead of admitting to your past mistakes in aiding the terrorists, you are now using a language which will not lead to meeting your needs,” Larijani said.
In relevant remarks on Thursday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said that the recent statements by Cameron at his UN General Assembly speech indicated the continuation of London’s self-centered outlooks.
Afkham’s comments came after Cameron’s speech at the 69th session of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday about the fight against the ISIL terrorist group in Iraq in which he raised anti-Iran allegations.
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