Ayatollah Emami Kashani pointed to the significant role of Iran in the fight against terrorism, saying, "The whole world knows that Iran has defeated the US and its conspiracies in Iraq and Syria."
He added that his compatriots have shown the US and its incompetent President Donald Trump that the people of Iran will never surrender to the challenges and conspiracies posed by others.
Delivering the Friday prayers’ sermon, the grand cleric referred to the recent remarks by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei who warned that the US and “the Israeli regime” have been doing all in their power to advance their hostile campaign against the Iranian nation, calling for maximum unity in the face of the enemy’s maximum offensive.
Ayatollah Emami Kashani noted that the Islamic Republic and the Iranian nation have shown the US and its incompetent president that they will never surrender to the difficulties and conspiracies posed by others.
He also highlighted that the domestic issues, including the current economic challenges facing the country, should be addressed with maximum care so that they would be removed properly.
Earlier in mid-January, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined the US failure in its policies against Iran and the region, stressing that Tehran will continue its path irrespective of Washington's pressures.
"The US wants to build a wall around Iran but Iran will not be isolated, and the world states, even the US allies and the EU, condemn the US. They want us to make political concessions in our missile program …(but) the country will not surrender and we should show the US to choose the right path," President Rouhani said, addressing officials at the Northern province of Golestan.
He referred to the US failures in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Palestine, and said, "They want to set Iran aside and take our position themselves but they will not succeed."
"The US wants us not to be among the influential countries and they have tested this in several countries, including Yemen" but they failed.
In relevant remarks a day earlier, President Rouhani reassured the nation that Tehran would surpass the US sanctions, adding that Washington would be unable to continue levying sanctions against his country.
Rouhani assured the Iranian nation that Iran is the party that will eventually emerge victorious from the ongoing campaign of sanctions and pressure that the country has been subjected to by the United States and its allies.
Addressing a large crowd of people during his visit to Gonbad-e Kavous in the Iranian Province of Golestan, President Rouhani said, "We have no fear of the enemy plots and are sure to weather all problems.”
The president noted that Washington should know that it will “never be able to bring this great nation and its courageous leadership to its knees”.
Rouhani gave assurances that all Zionist schemes “to see us overpowered" by their ploys shall be frustrated.
"Are you planning on depriving our people of food, medicine, and equipment?" Rouhani exclaimed, noting, "We are standing in the face of the enemies with all our might."
The president added that it is tough, but possible, to surpass the US sanctions, which have targeted Iran’s banking, oil, and shipping sectors. "Our nation should know that these problems will not persist," he noted.
Rouhani hailed the level of relations between Iran and its neighbors which are "at their best," and even confirmed Tehran’s preparedness to resolve certain standing issues with "one or two" neighboring countries.