Mashhad’s Friday Mass Imam has criticized the rising number of official visits from Europeans, saying they could “derail the country and the system from the path of the Revolution”.

Ahmad Alam-ol-Hoda

Ahmad Alam-ol-Hoda

Hardliner Ayatollah Alamolhoda warned worshippers on Friday September 11 of the “poisoned pens” that are writing about the end of “the fight against arrogance” and “reconciliation with the U.S.” in light of the nuclear agreement.

“We suddenly see a president from one country, two foreign ministers and an economic delegation arriving in Iran, and this European traffic is dangerous for the people. We have seen nothing but robbery and murder from these Europeans in the past,” Alamolhoda said.

Following the announcement of the finalized nuclear agreement between Iran and the 5+1, many European officials from Germany, France, Spain and Austria have travelled to Iran. A French trade delegation is also set to visit Iran from September 21 to 23.

While the Iranian administration is keen on re-establishing trade relations with foreign countries, hardliners in the Islamic Republic regime continue to resist the normalization of relations with the West.