Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:36AM GMT
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the Iranian nation will not back off from its path in the face of pressure from the Western countries.
“The Iranian nation is of tolerance and resistance and will not retreat an iota [from its path] under pressure from enemies,” President Ahmadinejad said Thursday, addressing the people of Abdanan in the western Iranian province of Ilam.
He said that enemies seek to break the will of the Iranian nation by means of political pressures and slanders.
Iran’s chief executive also pointed out that the hegemonic powers seek to depict the Iranian nation as a terrorist and aggressive one, but such traits, he added, best befits these hegemonic powers.
President Ahmadinejad went on to say that enemies need to change their rhetoric on Iran and learn that enmity towards Iranians is not in their interest.
He also stated that the hegemonic powers have made up false excuses and resorted to deceit in order to impede Iran’s progress.
The president called on Iranians to join hands in building the country.