Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has underlined the importance of being optimistic about the country’s future, saying the enemies are trying to create despair among the people.
“One of the main conspiracies of the enemies against the Iranian nation is to create despair and disappointment regarding the future of the country,” he said during a ceremony to honor prominent workers in Tehran on Sunday.
He also stressed that the Islamic Revolution has entered its 40th year “in defiance of a man in America that has a hatred of Iran.”
“The man, who has recently taken a position in the US and is very foul-mouthed and has a hatred of Iran, began last year to say that the Islamic Republic of Iran would not see its 40th revolution anniversary,” the Iranian president said.
He further expressed hope that Iran will end the current year with more achievements and the revolution will enter its 41st year on February 2, 2019.
Back in March, anti-Iran hawk John Bolton was appointed as US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser.
In an opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal in January, Bolton wrote, “America’s declared policy should be ending Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution before its 40th anniversary.”
In a speech among members of the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) terrorist group last July, Bolton expressed hope that Iran’s government would be toppled “before 2019.”
The outcome of the Trump administration’s review of Iran policy should be that the “1979 revolution will not last until its 40th birthday,” he added.