Iran is “fighting for the oppressed, protecting sanctuaries”!

In this recent speech to a number of senior Iranian regime officials, in the presence of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, the country’s president Hassan Rouhani claims that by waging multiple wars across the Middle East, Iran’s regime is defending holy shrines and standing for the oppressed.

With no apparent sense of irony, President Rouhani tells the assembled dignitaries: “The Islamic Republic regime, in recent years and since its foundation, has confronted the problems of the Islamic world, neither averting its eyes or sitting around and doing nothing.  We will rush to assist all the oppressed peoples of the world who ask for help from both the Iranian people and the Iranian government.  We will stand by the side of the oppressed people, and we will defend and stay beside the sacred shrines and venerated and pure sanctuaries, the invulnerable Imams’ shrines, and the Islamic nations, and we will continue to follow this path, which is the pattern and example of Prophet Mohammed, Peace Be upon Him.