Amir-Abdollahian emphasized that Iran and the United States continue to disagree on crucial topics in order to resurrect the 2015 nuclear deal. The conspiracy to split up Iran, foment terrorism and the civil war has failed, according to Iran’s FM.
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Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the foreign minister of Iran, declared on Wednesday that the plot to sever the nation and spark terrorism and civil war in recent months had ended in failure, reports PressTV.
The top Iranian diplomat responded to inquiries on Iran’s foreign policy in addition to recent dubious developments in the nation during a news conference in Tehran that was attended by domestic and foreign journalists.
On the basis of “detailed documents” held by the ministry, he said that a scheme to incite terrorism and civil war in Iran and topple the Islamic Republic had failed.
Further dismissing claims of human rights made by some Western nations, he emphasized that the West cannot make such claims because of its “dark history”.
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“We do not need America and Europe, who have a long history of violating human rights and have registered a dark history with regard to exploiting nations and countries, to be claimants of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Amir-Abdollahian said.
The remark was made in response to inflammatory remarks made by some Western leaders during recent, catastrophic riots in Iran that were supported by foreign governments.
He rushed to add that the E3 (Germany, France, and the UK), America, and Zionists misunderstood the developments and occurrences and made “meddlesome remarks”.
According to the top diplomat, respecting people’s rights and human rights is ingrained in every Iranian’s heart and soul as well as in the “religious and national teachings of the Islamic Republic of Iran” and has been recurrently highlighted by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
“I clearly told European officials who claim to defend human rights that the police in Iran exercised strategic patience and restraint during recent riots,” Amir-Abdollahian remarked.
“The fact that more than 50 security forces were martyred by rioters with hot and cold weapons and thousands more of the defenders of our security were injured demonstrate security forces’ adherence to human rights and restraint,” he added further.
Terrorism emanating from Iraqi Kurdistan
The Iranian foreign minister also discussed recent increases in mercenary and armed terrorist activity in the Iraqi Kurdistan region as well as attempts to smuggle weapons into Iran to incite unrest.
“Seventy-six terrorist and anti-revolution centers in the Iraqi Kurdistan region became active and Israeli and American weapons entered the country,” he said.
The Iraqi government promised Tehran to keep terrorists away from Iran’s borders and dismantle these forces, he added, stressing that high-ranking security officials from Iran and Iraq met twice in the past eight weeks.
“As long as there are threats against Iran from neighboring countries, our armed forces will continue their measures to ensure maximum national security based on the international law and the United Nations Charter,” the top diplomat stressed.
His comments were made as the IRGC restarted its missile and drone attacks against terrorist organizations in the Pardi region, which is located in the heart of Iraqi Kurdistan.
Since September 24, the IRGC has carried out a number of airstrikes against terrorist strongholds while pleading with the Iraqi government to take action.
IAEA deviated from technical path
Amir-Abdollahian also responded to a recent anti-Iran resolution that the IAEA Board of Governors (BoG) adopted at the request of the US and European nations.
He pointed out that in dealing with Iran, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) had strayed from the technical course in favor of a political one.
The UN nuclear agency recently met with an Iranian delegation in Vienna, according to the foreign minister, and a “road-map” to settle the unresolved concerns was reached. The agency also agreed to send its specialists to Iran for technical discussions.
“However, we abruptly faced a new resolution against the Iranian nation through a hybrid war,” the top diplomat stressed.
The draft resolution, which was passed on Thursday, lambasted Iran for what it deemed to be a lack of collaboration with the organization. It was proposed by the US, UK, France, and Germany as part of their ongoing campaign to put Iran under the most pressure possible. China and Russia cast no votes for the proposal.
Iran has already expressed its willingness to engage in technical discussions with IAEA experts about the allegations regarding allegedly “undeclared” nuclear sites, which were made on the basis of falsified documents given to the organization by the Israeli regime.
Iran-US differences on JCPOA still in place
Amir-Abdollahian also emphasized that Iran and the United States continue to disagree on crucial topics in order to resurrect the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and relieve harsh sanctions against Iran.
The three components that must be worked out are eliminating unilateral sanctions, gaining guarantees on the economic benefits of the deal for Iran, and resolving the outstanding difficulties with the IAEA, he said.
The US and Iran are still exchanging messages, but the foreign minister claims that US officials adopt a “hypocritical” position while speaking to the major Western media and say something different from what they do when communicating with Iran.
The minister went on to say that Iran has indicated its willingness to participate in a ministerial meeting of JCPOA signatories in Vienna, provided that other parties are also prepared for it. “This will happen when we make sure about our reasonable demands.”