Varamin, Feb 4, IRNA - Chairman of the Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said Sunday that the US has planned to commit aggression on Iran and will see how Iranians will stand up against them.
He made the remarks in a gathering to commemorate the martyrs of sacred defence, Iraqi-imposed war (1980-1988) in Varamin.
Iran had been the targets of the enemies for almost three decades and the Iraqi-imposed war was the largest, he said.
Solidarity of the Iranian nation have always foiled the plots of the enemies, he said.
Referring to Iran's success to produce nuclear energy, he said, "We have established hardware through benefiting from our own capabilities."
"No country in the world can deprive itself of nuclear energy and the enemy cannot tolerate our significant success," he said.
Iranian scientists with reliance upon their own knowledge managed to produce nuclear energy but the enemies try to bring excuses in order to deprive us of our legitimate right, he underlined.
The US deployed its troops in Iraq, suffer casualties, bear heavy spending and has been trapped in Iraq's quagmire and then try to put the blames on Iran, he pointed out.
"We are happy to witness that the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein who committed many crimes have been executed but we are dissatisfied with the current situation in Iraq which is much worse than that of Saddam," Rafsanjani said.
Given the US failures in Afghanistan, he said civil war in Afghanistan only created us many problems as masses of war refugees rushed into Iran and created us very problems.
The revolutionary Iranian nation will emerge successful from this psychological warfare too and will defend their rights, he pointed out.
"To us, martyrdom is the shortest way to come closer to Almighty God," he said.
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