Ebrahim Raisi, the Head of Iran's Judiciary Branch, said in a June 27, 2019 event at Tehran University commemorating 150 anonymous soldiers who were killed in the Iran-Iraq war that Iran's "strategic extensions" are Yemen, Middle Eastern countries, and every place in the world where people demand their rights, talk about justice, and stand up to arrogance. He said that the "blessed hand" that pressed the trigger and shot down the American drone on June 20, 2019 proved that Iran does not hesitate in its resistance or its steadfastness against the enemy. Raisi emphasized that Iran sees America as its main enemy, that it opposes the Zionist regime with all its might, and that it is ready to "make them regret everything in the battlefield." Raisi's speech aired on Ofogh TV (Iran).
Ebrahim Raisi: "Yesterday, the battlefield was in our southern and western borders. But today, you see where borders in the region are. The Islamic Republic has defined its strategic extension. It defined Yemen, the countries of the region all the way to Africa, and many other countries as its strategic extension.
"Every place where people demand their rights, and talk about justice and standing up to arrogance — that’s where the strategic extension of the Islamic Republic of Iran is."
Crowd: "Allah Akbar! Allah Akbar! Allah Akbar! Khamenei is the leader! Death to those who oppose the Rule of the Jurisprudent! Death to America! Death to England! Death to the hypocrites and the infidels! Death to Israel!"
Ebrahim Raisi: "The Leader has said many times: The blessed hand that pressed the trigger and shot down the American drone proved that the regime of the Islamic Republic does not hesitate in its resistance. It does not hesitate in its steadfastness against the enemy. It sees America as its main enemy, and opposes with all its might the Zionist regime and the Americans. It is entirely ready to make them regret everything in the battlefield. "