Destabilizing speculation

In response to Biden’s threat, President Raeisi warns that any mistake by the US and its allies will be met with harsh response from Iran

President Ebrahim Raeisi said the Iranian nation cannot tolerate insecurity and crisis in the region, warning that any mistake by enemies will be met with a harsh response from the Islamic Republic that will make them regret their actions.

Raeisi made the remarks during a visit to the western Iranian province of Kermanshah on Thursday, referring to the hostile and destabilizing activities of the United States and its allies in the region.

“To the gathering of Kermanshah resisters, I say that any mistake by Americans and their allies in the region and around the world will be met with a harsh and regrettable response,” he said.

“Today, Islamic Iran is stronger than ever,” President Raeisi said, adding that the United States on the contrary is weaker than ever.

The President also said: “The great nation of Iran does not accept any kind of insecurity and crisis in the region, and the Muslim nations of the region hate their governments’ humiliating relations with America, which have led to looting. property of their country. wealth.”

His remarks came a day after US President Joe Biden opened his first visit to the region since taking office by telling Israeli leaders his determination to confront Iran’s nuclear energy program, saying that he would be prepared to use force as a “last resort”.

On Thursday, Biden signed a joint strategic statement with Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid promising that the United States will use “all elements of its national power” to confront Iran’s nuclear energy program.

President Raeisi referred to Iran’s military power and authority, calling it a security factor in the region and emphasizing that the Islamic Republic will not accept any insecurity or crisis in the region.

“The Zionist regime should not have a greedy eye on the Middle East and West Asia, and it can never have normal relations in the region,” he said.

Raeisi said that the Islamic Republic does not see the interference of the United States and its allies in the region as anything other than creating a crisis, “because these countries are constantly channeling insecurity and terrorism into the region”.

The US president was due to spend two days in the occupied territories for talks with Israeli leaders and then he will fly direct from Israel to the Saudi port city of Jeddah on the Red Sea to attend a summit of Persian Gulf allies .

Biden is due to meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other regional leaders during the high-level visit, amid speculation he will aggressively push for normalization between Riyadh and Tel Aviv.

The United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco in 2020 became the first Arab countries in decades to normalize relations with Israel under a deal brokered by former US President Donald Trump.

Saudi Arabia has yet to jump on the bandwagon, but the two sides have seen their contacts develop and become closer de facto in recent years.

In an interview broadcast Wednesday, Biden told Israel’s Channel 12 that the United States would abandon the stalled nuclear talks if a return to the pact was conditional on removing Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) from its blacklist.

Raeisi said: “We consider that the power of the Americans today is weaker than ever, and as the Westerners themselves say, the policy of maximum pressure against the Islamic Republic by imposing sanctions and threats has failed, and they should not test these policies from the past again.”