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9/21, 8:45 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Iran's Raisi declares failure of US "hegemony" in UN speech

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi declared in a pre-recorded address delivered at the United Nations on Tuesday that "the idea of hegemony, but also the project of imposing Westernized identity have failed miserably."

The president accused the United States of merely modifying its "way of war" rather than correcting its "erroneous path" by weaponizing political pressure such as sanctions, which he characterized as a crime against humanity when leveraged on medicine during a pandemic.

Raisi did however express a similar optimism to US President Joe Biden's in his earlier address, stating that "a new era has begun" and that "Iran is ready to play its part for a better world."

Breaking the News / IB