US Should Revise Regional Policies

US Should Revise Regional Policies  US Should Revise Regional Policies

Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo said the settlement of regional problems requires an end to US support for "terrorist-nurturing" countries.

Speaking in a ceremony held in New York to mark the 37th anniversary of the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Khoshroo stressed that Iran has always played a helpful role in resolving regional woes.

In order for these problems to be settled, he said, "It is necessary that the US sincerely reconsider its policies in fully supporting terrorist-nurturing countries."

His remarks seem to hint at Washington's backing for countries like Saudi Arabia that are believed to be behind the rise of extremism and terrorism in the region.

Khoshroo dismissed the United States' terrorism-related allegations against Iran as baseless, noting that the Islamic Republic has been a victim of terrorism.

The envoy noted that the international community has recognized that Iran is not part of regional problems, but actually part of their solution.

"Today we see that Iran is invited to [partake in initiatives] for settling regional issues," he said.

Khoshroo hailed the recent nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers and said the agreement as well as inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency proved that Iran's nuclear activities have been entirely peaceful.

Tehran and P5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain and France, plus Germany) on July 14, 2015, reached a landmark deal on Tehran's nuclear program, which came into force on January 16.