News ID: 323868
Published: 0142 GMT August 31, 2022

Deputy FM: Iran’s progress continues despite U.S. hostility

Deputy FM: Iran’s progress continues despite U.S. hostility
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Ali Bagheri Kani (R) shakes hands with the visiting head of Nigeria Parliamentary Friendship Group, Salisu Iro Isansi, in Tehran on Aug. 30, 2022.

Political Desk

Despite the U.S. regime’s confrontational approach toward the Islamic Republic over the past four decades, the Iranian nation’s onward movement has not faced even a moment of delay, said the deputy foreign minister for political affairs.

Ali Bagheri Kani made the remark in a meeting with the head of Nigeria Parliamentary Friendship Group, Salisu Iro Isansi, in Tehran on Tuesday evening, according to

He added Iran has presented a modern style of national, regional and international existence, featuring, in addition to standing against oppression and pressures, national progress, regional cooperation and international activism.

Bagheri Kani described Palestine as the “compass” showing the right direction toward ensuring the world order’s sustainability and focus on justice, stressing that as long as the Palestinian nation’s rights are not fully upheld, guaranteeing security and justice will be but a mirage.

He highlighted the role of parliaments in drawing up national agenda for governments, noting that lawmakers, particularly those of Muslim states, are required to permanently place on their agenda of bilateral and multilateral cooperation supporting the Palestinian nation and confronting the Zionist regime’s occupation and aggression.

Bagheri Kani said Iran’s “software” achievements over the past four decades outweigh the country’s valuable “hardware” accomplishments. Having relied on its “software” achievements, the Iranian nation has managed to turn threats into opportunities, and accelerate the country’s development and advancement.

“Today, all enemies have fully focused their bids on either depriving Iran from its advances or, at least, slowing the country’s progress.”

Isansi called for enhancing bilateral and multilateral cooperation in various political and economic fields within the framework of the two countries’ mutual interests.

Commenting on the visit by Nigerian Minister of State for Petroleum Resources Timipre Sylva and the signing of a bilateral cooperation document between the two countries, he said these were signs of the two sides’ will and the suitable fields available for expanding cooperation.



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