Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was also quoted as saying that Western nations are capitalizing on the conflict between Sunni and Shi'a Muslims in order to sway global attention away from the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
Iran has filed a lawsuit with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to recover $2 billion worth of frozen assets the US Supreme Court awarded to victims of a 1983 bombing in Lebanon and other attacks linked to Iran.
Iran asked the United Nations on Thursday to intervene with the US government over a Supreme Court ruling that allows nearly $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets to be paid to victims of terrorist attacks for which the Islamic Republic has been blamed.
In an address during a National Army Day parade on Sunday, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani praised Iran's role in helping Syria and Iraq, saying "if tomorrow your capitals face danger from terrorism or Zionism, the power that will give you a positive answer is the Islamic Republic of Iran."
Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond was accused of “breathtaking pomposity” on Friday for rebuking Israeli Knesset member Michael Oren over his denouncement of the Iranian president, who was visiting France during International Holocaust Memorial Day.