Iranian President Hassan Rouhani lambasted the United States during his pre-recorded address for the 2020 United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Tuesday.
Alluding to the killed of African American George Floyd, Rouhani said the treatment of an African American by the US police is reminiscent of our own experience. We instantly recognise the feet kneeling on the neck as the feet of arrogance on the neck of independent nations.»
«For decades, the valiant Iranian nation has paid a similar high price for its quest for freedom and liberation from domination and despotism. However, the Iranian nation has not only resisted the pressure but flourished and advanced while persistently pursuing its historical and civilisational role as the axis of peace and stability, the harbinger of dialogue and tolerance, and the champion of the fight against occupation and extremism,” he added.
Rouahni also had strong words for whoever wins the upcoming US presidential elections in November, saying «any US administration after the upcoming elections will have no choice but to surrender to the resilience of the Iranian nation. And for the world, today is the time to say no to bullying and arrogance. The era of dominance and hegemony is long over.»