Iran Ready for Effective Interaction With World Community

Raeisi said the solution to all skirmishes and conflicts in the region lies in making the will of nations rule over their own destiny by referring to the results of public vote
Iran Ready for Effective Interaction With World Community
Iran Ready for Effective Interaction With World Community

President Ebrahim Raeisi expressed the Islamic Republic’s keenness to have large-scale political and economic cooperation and convergence with the rest of the world, while decisively defending the rights and interests of its people. 
“I seek effective interaction with all the countries of the world especially with our neighbors and shake their hands warmly,” he said in a virtual address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.
He added that a new era has begun and the Islamic Republic is ready to play its part for a better world ruled by “rationality, justice, freedom,” which he described as three most fundamental principles of the life of the contemporary man.
Inattention to these principles have resulted in crises in human societies, such as violence, poverty, unemployment, moral and economic corruption, collapse of family foundations, regional wars, organized terrorism and environmental problems, he said. 
Iran is a source of inspiration in this regard, according to the president, and has a power that can bring about security.
“The security-making model of the Islamic Republic of Iran is based on forming intra-regional mechanisms pivoting on diplomacy and free from outside interferences,” he said, according to the text of his speech published on
He said it has been Iran’s policy to strive for the preservation of stability and territorial integrity of all the countries of the region. 
“The solution to all skirmishes and conflicts in this region lies in making the will of nations rule over their own destiny by referring to the results of public vote,” the president said. 
He noted, however, that for this to materialize, two preconditions need to be met, namely “halting the aggressions of the outsiders and occupation, and sincere cooperation of governments to counter terrorism.”
Citing the United States’ desperate exit from this region, Raeisi said the US hegemonic system has no credibility today, whether inside or outside of this country. 
“The result of seeking hegemony has been blood-spilling and instability and, ultimately, defeat and escape.” 



New Way of War 

The president said the US has been making a mistake of modifying its “way of war” instead of changing its “way of life” over the past decade. 
Sanctions, he said, are the US new way of war, although the restrictions against the Iranian nation even predate the 1979 Islamic Revolution. 
He described sanctions as crime against humanity, proposing that any kind of sanction-induced restriction or disruption in the supply of good health and environment as two humanitarian issues be declared forbidden.
“I, on behalf of the Iranian nation and millions of refugees hosted by my country, would like to condemn the continued illegal US sanctions especially in the area of humanitarian items, and demand that this organized crime against humanity be recorded as a symbol and reality of the so-called American human rights,” he said. 
Raeisi also highlighted the US failure in countering Iran through withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal and subsequent reimposition of sanctions, regretting that the “maximum oppression” is still on.  
Washington exited the international agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, in 2018, and initiated a so-called maximum pressure campaign against Tehran, in hope of forcing the Islamic Republic to agree to new terms under a more comprehensive deal. 
Iran, however, withstood the pressure and rowed back on its commitments in response. 
“We want nothing more than what is rightfully ours. We demand the implementation of international rules. All parties must stay true to the nuclear deal and the UN resolution [which endorsed it] in practice,” the president said. 
Negotiations are now underway in Vienna, Austria, to revive the JCPOA, but have been at pause since the election of Raeisi as president in June.
“The Islamic Republic considers useful talks whose ultimate outcome is the lifting of all oppressive sanctions,” he said. 

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