News ID: 323838
Published: 0130 GMT August 30, 2022

Deputy FM: Iran’s BRICS+, SCO presence promote multilateralism

Deputy FM: Iran’s BRICS+, SCO presence promote multilateralism
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Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Ali Bagheri Kani (R) and the visiting Brazilian Foreign Ministry’s secretary for Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, Kenneth Nóbrega, pose for a photo in Tehran on Aug. 29, 2022.

Iran’s presence in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the BRICS Plus will promote multilateralism in international relations, said Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Ali Bagheri Kani.

He made the remarks in a Monday meeting with the visiting Brazilian Foreign Ministry’s secretary for Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, Kenneth Nóbrega, in Tehran, Press TV reported.

“Iran’s presence in the political and security complex of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and its role in the BRICS Plus economic mechanism have both made Iran a partner in international macro decision-making in political, security, and economic fields, significantly elevating the position of the pro-multilateralism front in international calculations,” Bagheri Kani said.

He reiterated Iran’s strong opposition to war, saying that as unilateralism has lost ground, multilateralism can now fill in and determine the necessities and conditions of a new world order.

Iran’s relations with emerging powers such as Russia, China, India, and Brazil will not be limited to bilateral ties anymore, Bagheri Kani said, adding, “The Islamic Republic’s ties with Brazil will be defined within the framework of the two countries’ responsibility, role, and position in a new world order emerging from multilateralism.”

The Iranian diplomat also slammed the United States for using sanctions as a tool to maximize its own benefits and those of its allies while minimizing the benefits of independent countries, especially in economic, political, and security areas.

He urged the pro-multilateralism front to establish and promote independent financial, economic, political, and cultural mechanisms in order to make a smooth transition from the current oppressive unilateral world order to a just multilateral one.

The Brazilian diplomat pointed to Iran’s political and economic capabilities and said his country seeks to expand international cooperation and interaction and promote multilateralism.

Brazil opposes unilateral approaches such as economic sanctions, Nóbrega added.

He expressed hope that Brasilia would strengthen its all-out cooperation with Tehran, particularly in the political, economic, and cultural fields.

Back in June, Iran’s President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi said at the BRICS Business Forum virtual summit that the Islamic Republic can be a “sustainable partner” connecting the BRICS group of nations to energy chokepoints and major markets around the globe given its unique geopolitical and geoeconomic position.

“We need to strengthen the global platform for the effective role of independent multilateral institutions in achieving integrated development and global peace,” Raeisi said.

 

 

   
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Resource: Press TV
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