Iranian President Raeisi press conference in New York


Responding to a question about Iran’s proximity to Russia and China, the president said that the Islamic Republic of Iran’s policy looks neither east nor west, adding: “We will not let anyone dominate us, nor will we trying to dominate any country.”

“Since in the past the main focus in developing foreign relations was on Western countries, today the government is trying to create a balance so that the level of relations with countries like China, Russia and other Eastern countries becomes more visible. ” he explained.

Regarding Iran’s initiative to realize the rights of the Palestinian people, President Raeisi stressed the need to hold free elections in which all Palestinians, regardless of their religion, participate.

In response to a question about the relationship with SCO member countries in realizing a balanced foreign policy for Iran, Raeisi stated, “The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Shanghai Organization have great and valuable mutual capacities for each other countries like Russia, China, India and other Asian countries in this regional union can bring significant economic benefits to Iran, while facilitating communication with neighboring, Asian and friendly countries to bring balance and balance in foreign policy to Iran.”

Regarding the safeguards and related anti-Iranian allegations, President Raeisi noted that it was not possible to reach an agreement without completing the safeguards case requested by Westerners.

“If Iran is willing to resolve these issues along with finalizing a nuclear deal, the fact that Western countries and the United States refuse to do so is evidence that they want to keep it as a bargaining chip against Iran.” , and we will not yield to such a proceeding.”

“Today the ball is in the USA and they have to make the necessary decision,” he stressed.

Elsewhere in his remarks, President Raeisi referred to the role of the martyr Soleimani in the fight against terrorism, saying that General Qassem Soleimani is the hero in the fight against terrorism and has restored security to the people and the region by using his Endangered lives during an era in which ISIL and other terrorist groups blackened the lives of people in the region.

Referring to the official announcement of the former US President’s order to assassinate General Qassem Soleimani, Raeisi added: “Isn’t this a clear example of state terrorism? this act, because if the perpetrators of such an act are brought to justice and brought to justice, future generations will not dare to repeat such an act.”

In response to a question about the death of a young woman in Iran, the Iranian President noted: “The incident is being seriously investigated and I myself have also contacted her family at the first opportunity and while expressing my condolences I assured them All aspects of the case will be investigated so that no one loses their rights.”

“But remember that the most important prerequisite for defending human rights is not to approach this issue with double and multiple standards,” he stressed.

The Iranian President also criticized Western media for not showing the same reaction to the similar incidents in the US and European countries.

“Regarding the impact of this incident, I have to say that protest is an issue that can happen in any country. In the Islamic Republic of Iran today, there is a level of freedom where everyone has their opposing opinions in different circles on political, economic, scientific and social issues, but unrest is different from protest,” President Raeisi added.

Elsewhere in his remarks, President Raeisi stated that expanding ties with neighbors is one of the principles of Iran’s foreign policy, adding that the Zionist regime is trying to create security for itself by tightening ties with some countries in the region, but is not aware of the fact that this normalization of relations is happening with the governments of these countries and not with their peoples, so that the hatred of the people of the region towards this regime is deepening.

“In addition to neighboring relations, we believe that these countries are very wrong and will one day see in practice that the Zionist regime does not set a red line to protect its interests,” the Iranian president continued.



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