Iran's Raisi tells Biden: Iran was freed 43 years ago -TV

FILE PHOTO: Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi attends a parliament session in Tehran

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's hardline president on Friday said that Iran had been freed by the 1979 Islamic revolution, responding to a vow by U.S. President Joe Biden to "free Iran".

"I am telling Biden that Iran was freed 43 years ago," President Ebrahim Raisi said in a live televised speech.

Biden on Thursday vowed to "free" Iran and said that demonstrators working against the country's government would soon succeed in freeing themselves.

(Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by David Goodman)