National Day Message by H. E. Mr. Seyed Mohammad Javad Rasuli, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Republic of Bulgaria

In the Name of God

Dear friends,

In one of these days, forty-two years before, one of the popular revolutions of the twentieth century won a victory with the support of the people and the presence of people of social and political stage, by the leadership of Imam Khomeini they managed to evict the authoritarian and the dependent on foreign powers monarchy and bring the Iranian society system based on religious democracy. Over the last four decades, despite the conspiracies and obstacles created by the enemies, by resorting to war, sanctions, economic terrorism and "maximum pressure" the people and government of Iran has achieved very scientific, economic and technological achievements, according to statistics from reputable international institutions, indicating comprehensive progress and development of the country, especially in science and technology. The government and the Iranian people are proud the last 42 years have shown that, wherever negotiations have taken place, based on mutual respect and honesty, the agreements were kept alive and they always engage in all sorts of disputes; that when faced with maximum repressive pressure, with maximum and heroic opposition to the unprecedented defeat of the founders of economic terrorism; that when the poor homeland and its interests are intimidated, they crush the hegemony of the enemy with unparalleled courage and determination and give an unforgettable lesson to the aggressors.

Dear friends,

With heroic sacrifice at the forefront of the fight against the sinister phenomena of terrorism, extremism and drug trafficking and heavy material and spiritual costs, the Islamic Republic of Iran has played an irreplaceable role in ensuring stability and security in the region and the world. In this regard, we note the memory of national and transnational hero in the fight against terrorism and extremism, martyr General Qasem Soleimaniand all the martyrs who sacrificed their lives, to ensure peace and security in the region and the world.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

This year will be celebrated the 125th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Iran and Bulgaria. During these years, the relations between the two countries have always been peaceful and based on mutual respect. Despite all the obstacles and problems caused by the oppressive and unilateral sanctions of the United States, we have tried to develop relations over the past year. With its strategic geographical position and huge natural resources, human potential and large market, the Islamic Republic of Iran has a virgin and large capacity for the development and expansion of the economic and trade cooperation in all the provinces of the Republic of Bulgaria. I believe that with our cooperation we could become witnesses of growing the renewal of these abilities in the interest of the peoples of both countries.

In conclusion, I emphasis the ever-growing friendship between the two countries and wish well-being and prosperity to both nations.

Thank you for your attention!

The photo was provided by the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Republic of Bulgaria. On it: H. E. Mr. Seyed Mohammad Javad Rasuli, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Republic of Bulgaria