News ID: 324317
Published: 0313 GMT September 27, 2022

West trying to distort realities through media: Raeisi

West trying to distort realities through media: Raeisi

President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi on Monday criticized the West for efforts to distort realities of the world through mainstream media.

“Enemies are trying to use media to turn realities upside down and change the place of executioner and martyr,” Raeisi said while meeting the family of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, who was assassinated in a US drone strike in the Iraqi capital Baghdad in 2020.

"Today, the hegemonic system, which relies on its media empire, is trying to change the definition of terrorism and pass itself as the hero of the fight against terrorism," Raeisi added, according to Press TV.

He noted that General Soleimani has turned into one of the symbols of the Islamic Republic, saying that's why the enemies bear grudges against the top commander.

Addressing the 77th annual session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York last Wednesday, Raeisi called for prosecution of former US president Donald Trump, who ordered the strike on Soleimani, stressing that Iran would pursue the case.

Elsewhere in his Monday remarks, Raeisi noted that in numerous speeches and meetings he had during his recent trip to New York, he emphasized that European countries and the United States are now trying to whitewash the anti-Iran terrorist group Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO), which has the blood of more than 17,000 innocent Iranian people on its hands.

He said the US and Europe have removed the MKO from the list of terrorist groups and are even supporting them.

The European Union, Canada, the United States, and Japan had previously listed the MKO as a “terrorist organization.” In 2012, though, the group was taken off the US and the European Union's lists of terrorist groups.

The MKO is currently based in Albania, where it enjoys freedom of activity.

Back in February, Kazem Gharibabadi, the Judiciary chief’s deputy for international affairs and secretary of the country’s High Council for Human Rights, warned Europe that its support for the MKO would come at a price just as it did with the Daesh terrorist group.

Gharibabadi censured the European Parliament for supporting the MKO and referring to it as ‘political opponents’.







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