Supreme Leader Advisor and Expediency Discernment Council member Ali Akbar Velayati spoke to Nasim on Wednesday to give his views on the latest diplomatic developments between Iran and the U.K.
He pointed to a recent statement by British MPs that once the British Embassy in Tehran is opened, it would support certain political currents and added "Britain still lives in dreams, in the 19th century, to put it better. Some of the country’s underdeveloped statesmen think that things are like the past when every country could do anything it wanted.”
The U.K. is too week a country to be able to do anything against the Islamic Republic and its stability, Velayati asserted.
They have said so to attract the public, which is a domestic tactic, he noted. "They have suffered so often for their illusions of Iran so far. The seditious plans that we witness in the region are on one side connected to the U.K., in which they all have failed. And the main reason for the U.K. and its allies’ defeat in the region has been Iran’s influence.”
"Iran is so powerful that besides defending the country and its interests, it has also succeeded in helping its regional friends,” the Supreme Leader added. "Al this is in contrast to what the British statesmen have in mind.”