Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi used his address to the United Nations on Wednesday to denounce Israel as a “barbaric power” that “kills children” before Iran remains the protector of the Palestinians.
The leader of Iran said His country’s nuclear program was for peaceful purposes, and the United States “trampled” the nuclear deal. He called on former President Donald Trump to “face justice” at the UN General Assembly for the killing of IRGC commander Qassem Soleimani.
“The region has never seen an occupying brutal force like the Zionist regime in the past. The murder of children and women appears on the dark report card of the Zionist regime,” Raisi said.
“The killing of Palestinian women and children and the new generation shows everyone that seven decades of Israeli occupation and brutality are still with us,” he said.
Raisi called on all Palestinians, “Muslims, Christians and Jews” to find a state before accusing Western powers of “skipping Iran’s proposed solutions to the Palestinian crisis”.
Iran’s Supreme Leader has repeatedly called for the destruction of Israel.
He condemned the global outrage over the death of Mahsa Amini (22), an Iranian woman killed by the regime’s modesty police for not covering her hair. According to Raisi, there was a “double standard” and he pointed to the deaths of “dozens of innocent women” in Canada as well as Israel’s actions in Gaza.
Addressing Iran’s nuclear program, Raisi denounced the double standards of the West, which monitors Iran’s nuclear activities while Israel’s own alleged nuclear program is not subject to scrutiny.
He added that Iran would not return to the nuclear deal if the US could not guarantee that it would remain a party to the new deal.
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“Can we really believe it? [the US] Without guarantees and assurances that it will go according to the agreement this time?” he asked the General Assembly.
He said that while Iran was “very serious” about returning to the deal and fixing the problems there, the country would be fine without it.
“We managed to neutralize [U.S.] Prohibition in many cases. The policy of maximum pressure suffered an embarrassing defeat. We have found our way, independent of any agreement, and will continue steadfastly.”
“Iran does not want to get nuclear weapons. Such weapons have no place in our doctrine,” he said.