“The emptier their hearts are of affection, the more [there are] crime and war,” the Iranian chief executive said.
“Warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan is an example, which has affected the economy and security of the whole world and everyone has suffered damage from it,” the president said, referring to the United States-led offensives on the violence-scarred countries.
Violence resulting from the military presence has killed over one million Iraqis ever since the Washington-led invasion of the country in 2003, says the California-based investigative organization Project Censored.
The 2001-present armed interference in Afghanistan has also claimed the lives of thousands of Afghan civilians. (*)