He added "With the détente policy in the beginning of the Construction Administration, all the countries who would have voted against us in international gatherings during the 8 years of the Holy Defense, recognized Saddam in the international negotiations on the 598 Resolution as the initiator of war. So you saw what happened to the Ba’ath Party afterwards and how Iran moved toward development and interaction with the world.”
The Head of the Expediency Discernment Council expressed worries over the positions taken by internal radicals in parallelism with those from abroad and said "They intend to work through poisonous promotions to corrupt the minds of the world in regard to Iran.”
and external ill-intenders will always have something to take on for, but we
must work with wise people inside country and in other countries to remove
suspicion and solve problems,” he asserted.
Hashemi also pointed to recent developments in Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia, adding "After the revolutions in these countries, the ruling parties could not convince the people who were worried as to the continuation of despotism.”