In Tehran, “Top presidential adviser Ali Younesi”
said Monday [today] that Iran is once again an empire whose influence extends to Iraq and beyond. […] “The geography of Iran and Iraq cannot be divided. All of the Middle East is Iranian,” Younesi declared, warning that no one had the right to oppose Iran’s influence in the region. The people now living in neighboring countries are also Iranian “because their countries were separated from the empire east and west.”
In New York, also today, the current “High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy” and a “Vice-President of the European Commission”, Federica Mogherini, had this to say before the United Nations Security Council:
[We] have never been so close to what could be a turning point in the history of Iran’s relation with the West. And with the region. We should not waste such a historical opportunity.