Due to the intelligent leadership of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei and unity and solidarity of the people, Iran is now recognized as the most secure country in the region, a senior interior ministry official said here on Tuesday. Deputy Interior Minister for Political Affairs Alireza Afshar said once compared with other metropolitan cities, such as London and New York, it can be easily observed that many insecurity indices, including murder, homicide and armed robbery, show smaller figures in Tehran.
“And this is while western countries are striving to portray an insecure image of Iranian cities through their extensive and continued psychological operations and negative propaganda,” he said.
The official further reminded that different religious and ethnic groups are leading a peaceful life alongside each other in Iran, adding that freedom of minorities in doing their religious rituals and presence of MPs from different religious minorities at the Islamic Consultative Assembly substantiate the aforesaid fact.
He also pointed out that terrorism is rooted in the expansionist policies of the arrogant powers, mainly the US and the Zionist regime of Israel, saying that many terrorist operations take place due to the ethnic and religious provocations and financial aids and supports extended by Washington and Tel Aviv.