News ID: 318404
Published: 0409 GMT December 01, 2021

Iran expects UN to stand against U.S. economic terrorism

Iran expects UN to stand against U.S. economic terrorism

Political Desk

Iran expects the United Nations to adopt a united voice and stand against U.S. sanctions policy and economic terrorism, said a deputy foreign minister.

In an address to a ceremony on Wednesday, Mohammad Hassan Sheikholeslami, who is also the head of the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s Institute for Political and International Studies, added that for many years the Islamic Republic has been under the negative impacts of economic terrorism resulting from U.S. sanctions, ISNA reported.

Calling on all countries to promote multilateralism and refrain from unilateralism, he regretted that the U.S. is turning a blind eye to the UN’s main target of moving toward multilateralism.

Sheikholeslami added the UN can play a more significant role in countering moves by bullies and unilateralists, noting that counteracting the unilateral moves of the U.S., which is a violator of the UN Charter regulations, is among the organization’s responsibilities.

U.S. illegitimate sanctions are in contradiction with international humanitarian law and multilateralism, he said, stressing that Washington’s widespread sanctions campaign amid the COVID-19 pandemic is tantamount to economic terrorism.

Following its May 2018 unilateral withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), signed between Tehran and the P5+1 in 2015, the U.S. adopted an economic terrorism policy against Iran, Sheikholeslami said, adding they deprived the Islamic Republic of having normal economic relations with other countries.

“Europe demonstrated inaction and followed suit. Iran was the only JCPOA party that implemented the agreement. This comes as Europe remains silent in the face of U.S. economic terrorism.”




Resource: ISNA
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