Western media not letting people know about Islamic Revolution achievements
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Barrett made the comments when asked about the remarks by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.
Addressing his supporters via a televised speech broadcast live from the Lebanese capital Beirut on Wednesday evening, Nasrallah praised the outstanding achievements made in Iran since 1979.
The Hezbollah leader said Iran has made great achievements under the rule of the Islamic Jurisprudence, and is now leading in the region concerning the number of university students, international researchers and scholars, share of science production besides activities in the fields of nanotechnology, space technology and sports.
“He (Nasrallah) is absolutely right that the Islamic Revolution in Iran has had some amazing achievements,” Barrett said.
“Here in the west, in the corporate-controlled mainstream media, we’re not allowed to hear about the actual positive achievements of the Islamic Revolution,” he said.
“We’re endlessly told that there are terrible economic problems in Iran, and we’re not told that in fact, since 1979, Iran has made tremendous strides, rising in the human development index, the poverty level has gone way down, education has gone way up, in particular women’s education has gone from state under the Shah of Iran… in which very sizable percentage of Iranian women were not even literate to the state today where the majority of university students and even teachers at many levels are women,” he added.
“In terms of economy,” Barrett said, “Iran is doing rather well considering the fact that it’s been boycotted and attacked in every possible way by the world’s most powerful countries.”
“Iran is very very important both in terms of the way it’s managed to persist and in some respect even thrived despite the hostilities it endured since its revolution,” he noted.