Press Shia – Ayatollah Khatami warned against the enemies’ plots to sow discord among the regional countries.

Press Shia – Addressing a large and fervent congregation of the people on Tehran University campus on Friday, Ayatollah Sayyed Ahmad Khatami said, “The neighbours of the Islamic Republic of Iran should know that the enemy is looking for dividing the countries of the region.”

He pointed to the Iranophobia scenarios, and said, “The Iranophobia efforts have been intensified, specially after the coming to power of Donald Trump as new US president.”

He underlined that the Iranophobia scenario is part of the plots aimed at disintegrating the regional countries.

Ayatollah Khatami called on Iran’s neighbours to review their policies and realize that the US and the western countries are after dividing them into smaller lands.

Ayatollah Khatami’s remarks came after the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei, underlined that Iran cannot trust the US and its western allies for their bad record in complying with their commitments.

Addressing members of the cabinet and the parliament’s presiding board and judiciary officials in Tehran, the Leader said it is typical of the US to do unethical and immoral moves and actions, and added, “The Americans cannot be trusted and, in addition to the Americans, certain other western states are also the same; hence, we should put trust in our own abilities and the US officials’ positions and performance is also a confirmation of the same fact.”

Ayatollah Khamenei underscored his support for the government, parliament and judiciary to settle the Iranian people’s problems and improve their living conditions, and underlined that any measure taken by the three branches of power should be deemed necessary and meet the national interests.

He also stressed the importance of supporting domestic production, and said, “Production should be given special attention in both the industrial and agricultural sectors.”

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