In his article published in ‘New Eastern Outlook’ online magazine, Vltchek said, "I refuse to describe Iran as a victim. It is not. It is one of the most influential and strong-minded nations on Earth; and it’s precisely this culture that helps Iranian people to survive the most frightening moments.”
"When facing mortal danger, its people unite, harden themselves and get ready to face invaders, no matter how threatening they might be," he said.
Vltchek, the author of “China’s Belt and Road Initiative”, then underscored the significance role of Iranian Press TV channel in exposing the world to the real truth, saying, “Press TV is one of the most important anti-imperialist news outlets in the world. I don’t see extreme misery, or homelessness, there.”
“It seems that no matter what the West tries to do, Iran cannot be broken. Despite the embargos and sanctions, it demonstrates that it is capable of producing and shooting satellites into space, or of producing its own medical equipment to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. While the nation creates its great scientific and technological achievements, Iranian filmmakers keep producing their cinematic masterpieces,” he said.
He further stressed that, “In the entirety of modern history, Iran has never invaded, never attacked anyone. Iran is a peaceful nation. The United States and its turbo-capitalist regime understand brutal force, only. They do not comprehend, do not appreciate cultural nuances, let alone depth. Pity! There is so much to learn from Iran and its culture. Iran will not attack anyone, that is clear and is proven by history. But if physically confronted, it will defend itself, and its people. It will fight, well and bravely.”
Vltchek closed his article writing, “The West should know: if it triggers a war with Iran, the entire Middle East will be consumed by terrible fire.”