News ID: 314969
Published: 0840 GMT July 22, 2021

Iran voices ‘decisive support’ for Cuba, urges NAM states to oppose US pressure

Iran voices ‘decisive support’ for Cuba, urges NAM states to oppose US pressure
IRNA

Iran’s Permanent Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht-Ravanchi expressed the country’s “decisive support” for Cuba against US pressures, urging the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) member states to help find ‘better ways” to confront Washington’s violation of international law.

Takht-Ravanchi made the remarks on Wednesday addressing a NAM extraordinary meeting.

“The Islamic Republic announces its solidarity with the Cuban people and government in the fight against the US’s actions,” he said.

Cuba has been suffering for endless decades under American economic sanctions and political pressure that have been seeking to punish the country for its refusal to submit to the US’s meddlesome and overbearing policies.

Currently, the country is going through unrest apparently triggered by the dire economic conditions that have been brought about by the coercive measures. Amid the situation, Washington has announced a plan to increase the number of the diplomatic staff at its embassy in Havana in, what observers say, seeks nothing but to reinforce America’s interventionist approach towards Cuba, Press TV reported.

Referring to the hostile and provocative nature of the US’s policies concerning Cuba, Takht-Ravanchi said the approach mounted to clear violation of the basic norms and principles of the international law. Such approach, he added, also worked to undermine the human rights and democracy.

The ambassador noted how the US has been using similar approaches towards some other NAM countries too, including Iran, against which Washington has been deploying the harshest of punitive measures.

He stressed that those measures “seek nothing but to weaken the will power and independence of the [targeted] countries.”

Takht-Ravanchi, concluded by urging NAM member states to work towards developing of “better ways” to confront America’s pressure and its violation of the international law and the UN’s resolutions.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also talked to his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez on the phone on Wednesday, dismissing any form of foreign intervention in the country’s internal affairs.

 

   
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