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Iran’s New Hardline President Sworn In, Vows ‘Resistance’ To “Arrogant” West

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Iran's New Hardline President Sworn In, Vows 'Resistance' To "Arrogant" West

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Originally published by ZeroHedge.

Hardline cleric and former head of the judiciary Ebrahim Raisi was officially sworn in as the new President of Iran in the country’s parliament in Tehran on Thursday. The heads of all major branches of government were in attendance, as well as top military officials during the televised ceremony, including representatives from over 80 countries, according to regional media. Hezbollah and Hamas representatives were also seen in attendance, ironically sitting just in front of a top EU official.

Raisi won over 60% of the votes in the July national election, and is seen as a close ally of the Ayatollah. He said in his inaugural speech and transfer of power from the more ‘moderate’ Hassan Rouhani, who stepped down due to term limits, that “The policy of pressure and sanctions will not cause the nation of Iran to back down from following up on its legal rights.”

However, his general ‘resistance’ message was coupled with allowing diplomacy with both the US and Saudi Arabia, in hopes that Washington will soon lift sanctions, also as stalled nuclear negotiations in Vienna are set to continue into their seventh round this month.

“The sanctions must be lifted,” he emphasized. “We will support any diplomatic plan that supports this goal,” he said during the half-hour address.

But then as The Times of Israel relates he also vowed expansion of Iranian influence in the region to protect and provide justice for the “oppressed”:

“Wherever there is oppression and crime in the world, in the heart of Europe, in the US, Africa, Yemen, Syria, Palestine,” he said, his voice rising with emotion. “The message of the election was resistance against arrogant powers.”

Wearing the traditional black turban that identifies him in the Shiite tradition as a direct descendant of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, Raisi recited the oath of office with his right hand on the Quran.

And here’s how The Wall Street Journal presented the same remarks, strongly suggesting the 60-year old Raisi sees himself as having a mandate to pursue more hardline tactics:

But Mr. Raisi also warned foreign countries against getting involved in regional disputes, saying his election win in June represented a demand from voters to push back against “the excessive demands of the arrogant and tyrannical powers of the world.”

#Iran‘s media is having great fun with the deputy-secretary general of the EU’s External Action Service sitting in the row behind senior officials from Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hamas, and Hezbollah at Raisi’s inauguration today. pic.twitter.com/aIrYuuCfTM

— Jason Brodsky (@JasonMBrodsky) August 5, 2021

Raisi’s entering office this week comes as tensions over renewed tanker and “shadow wars” are on edge, given also Israel’s Defense Chief on Thursday said Israel’s military stands ‘ready’ to attack Iran in retaliation for acts of aggression on the high seas. “The world needs to deal with Iran, the region needs to deal with Iran, and Israel also needs to do its part in this situation,” he added in an interview with YNet news.

Things are also heating up on the Israel-Lebanese border, where Israel responded with extensive artillery fire and airstrikes after a Wednesday rocket attack – likely fired from Hezbollah positions.


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Can we please stop calling this dude ”hardline”. The West will never be happy with Iran until they have a puppet for president. The JCPOA has been a prime example of the hypocrisy of Germany, UK and France, not that it was surprising.

Americunt LOSERS

To be fair Rouhani was a wimp and did a lot of damage by being soft on internal corruption and against the enemies. The days of the westernfaggots imposing a puppet government in Iran are long gone. Iranian revolutionary insitutions like the IRGC, Qods Force, MOIS, Baseej etc are just too strong and have popular support. Iranian demographics have changed as well. The revolution has faced everything from Americunt and Zionist instigated war, terrorism, sanctions and everything including the kitchen sink and Iran has prevailed. Sayyed Raisi is one of the original revolutionaries and a war veteran and was part of the successful campaign in 1988 that literally wiped the MEK terrorists on the Highway to Hell on the Mehran-Mandali Axis road. The Iranian airforce and Havanirooz wiped out the MEK scum once and for all. Sayyed Raisi as a young man was part of the Sepah ground mopping up operation along with the late great General Shirazi.


Indeed why do they use the language of the forces of arrogance? there is nothing hardline about resisting the arrogance of the Reich.

Americunt LOSERS

This is a new tough resistance era for the rejuvenated Iranian revolution, dubbed the last great revolution. It is no coincidence that Sayyed Raisi first meeting was with Iraqi, Hezbollah, Hamas, Ansarallah and the large Syrian delegation. Iran has pledged to support all regional resistance forces and will defend its interests with utmost vigor. Over 80 nations sent high level delegations to the dignified inauguration of the 8th Iranian elected president since the great revolution of 1979. The Zionist diaper cowards have been put on notice and not a peep out of the whimpering scum.

Last edited 1 month ago by Americunt LOSERS
Russian and Chinese collapse agenda 2024

Meanwhile hundreds of Shia fighters die in us and Israeli air strikes lol

Hindu Fungus

Nope, but keep licking Chinse arse.

Americunt LOSERS

Rouhani and the idiot Zarif wasted 6 years negotiating the useless JCPOA with Americunt criminals and achieved nothing, as the bastards don’t respect any agreement. Ahmadinejad gave them the finger and Iran progressed the most under his leadership. Raisi will be tough as nails and his initial statements confirm it. Both Ahmadinejad and him are war veterans and spent years on the front lines.

Last edited 1 month ago by Americunt LOSERS

Raisi could have a large scale war on his hands pretty soon. The zionists are constantly trying to provoke a response from the Resistance .. maybe it’s time karma paid israel a long overdue visit.

L du Plessis

Bush, Clinton, Merkel, Obama, Natanayu, Biden are hardliners not Raisi defending the sovereignty of iran, iraq and Syria.


With the iranian population hating them, it’s getting more and more dangerous for the mullah and his minions ^^


you know nothing of us iranians and your lies wont serve you because we are done appeasing the west

Last edited 1 month ago by farbat

Says 12 years old farbat who lives in the West ^^

Last edited 1 month ago by TomSawyer

revolutionary isnt “hardline” the nonsense the west perpetuates doesnt even serve its own agenda anymore because iran has no need for the west anymore and therefore calling somebody who doesnt appease the west hardliner doesnt work anymore because there will never again be any appeasement policy

Last edited 1 month ago by farbat

we will hunt you zionist nazi scum down and the time is running out for all of you nazi scum so keep lying keep puffing your feeble chests you corrupt creatures will soon find the end of your road btw you zionists how is your global reach these days tell us how many foreign officials came to visit you when this bennett became the new retard in chief because iran had pretty much nearly the entire planets officials inside iran with 80+ nations sending officials it almost looked like another united nations one in which the west had seats in the back and the resistance and global south did sit on the very front

Last edited 1 month ago by farbat

I see nothing at all wrong with anything the new president of the Islamic Republic of Iran has said.
The regional Resistance has every right on God’s Earth to be seen and recognized, and everyone else owes themselves the human courtesy of realizing that such is a fact.

Icarus Tanović

President Ibrahim Raisi wears an ahmedyah? Is that a big deal? All Muslims does that. Except those pseudo Muslims belly dancers of Arabia particularly Saudis and all other Wahhabi abominations and pigs.

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