Press Shia Agency – Chairman of the Expediency Council Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi warned against the new wave of US regional plots by trying to get close to the axis of resistance.

Press Shia – "Washington may change its evil plots through adopting a friendly approach to target the axis of resistance in the region," Hashemi Shahroudi said in a meeting with Syrian Ambassador to Iran Adnan Mahmoud on Thursday.


He underlined that everybody should exercise vigilance in order not to be deceived by the United States as history is good evidence for its atrocities in the region.


"US double-standard policies in dealing with global issues is the root cause of the mistrust of world nations towards Americans," Hashemi Shahroudi added.


He said that the US is seeking to disintegrate countries in the region, weaken the resistance morale of nations while propping up the Zionist regime.


Hashemi Shahroudi also thanked the timely measures taken by the Syrian president, resistance leaders and Syrian people who acted on the guidelines of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei which resulted in the victory of the Syrian army.


The Syrian ambassador, for his part, said that expansion of relations and cooperation between Iran and Syria will strengthen the resistance axis.


Adnan Mahmoud expressed hope for Iranian government and people to play an active role in reconstruction of Syrian in the same way they did in defeating the Takfiri terrorists.


"We have always witnessed air raids against the Syrian territory by the Zionists in support of terrorist groups," he said.


In relevant remarks on Thursday, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei blasted the US for continued hostility towards Iran, stressing that the only way to confront it is resistance.


"Giving in to the US will make it impudent; the only way is to resist," Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing thousands of school and university students in Tehran on the occasion of the national Students Day on November 4.


Referring to the continued US enmities towards Iran, he said, "They are using all the wickedness to destroy the fruit of the nuclear talks, i.e. the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). "


"The US is literally the nefarious and major enemy, and it is a fact established not through bias and pessimisms, but through experience, realization of issues, and field facts," said Ayatollah Khamenei.


Commenting on the US President Donald Trump's calling Iranians a "terrorist nation", the Leader said, "These absurd words show that not only are the Americans an enemy of Iran's leader and government, but they also hold a grudge against Iranian people who have tirelessly resisted against them."


He criticized the ones who believe Iran should "give in a little, so that the enmities abate", and said, "Historical experiences indicate that the Americans don’t have any mercy even for those who pin hope on the US."


Ayatollah Khamenei added that former Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq turned to the US and trusted them to counter Britain, but it was the Americans who deposed him in a coup."


Mosaddeq, who nationalized the oil industry in Iran, was the democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran from 1951 until August 1953, when his government was toppled by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the United Kingdom's Secret Intelligence Service.