Foreign Policy
Wed May 20, 2020 2:45
Envoy: US, Israel Resorting to Iranophobia to Carry Out Deal of Century
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Ambassador to Russia Kazzem Jalali said that US President Donald Trump and the Israeli officials have turned to anti-Iran projects to fulfill the deal of the century.

Addressing a videoconference marking World Quds Day, he added that all Muslims around the world are waiting for the statements of  Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei to receive the roadmap for the liberation of Holy Al-Quds.

"We will definitely not see gatherings on World Quds Day due to the spread of coronavirus, but special programs have been prepared in cyberspace to mark the event," Jalali added.

Noting that the Palestinian people have been living under occupation for years, he said that the US has put forward the so-called deal of the century to support Israelis.

Deal of century aims to sell the Palestinian land, Jalali said, noting that it is doomed to failure.

"Iran has never sought expansionism in its foreign policy and it wants to have good relations with all countries. It has never started a war in contemporary times," Jalali added.

The late founder of the Islamic Revolution Imam Khomeini proposed holding a referendum in the occupied territories involving all the inhabitants of this land, he said, noting that if this democracy were to take place, the government established in the occupied territories could be the most democratic government.

In a relevant development in May 2019, Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi said on Saturday that Tehran preserves its right to retaliate the US wrongful acts against its economy, adding that Europe’s mere political support without practical moves is totally insufficient.

Commenting on US recent acts such as ending waivers on Iran oil imports, Takht Ravanchi told the Islamic republic news agency that the issue is being under scrutiny by Iranian officials to take reciprocal actions.

Elaborating on Europe's approach with regard to preserving Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), he said that merely political support will not be sufficient.

He urged European countries to take action to remove the obstacles in the way of Iranian trade ties with the outside world.

Launching the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) is good in itself, he said adding that it should show practically that it would be able to sideline US sanctions.

The INSTEX was adopted by foreign ministers of the European trio on the sidelines of a European Union summit in the Romanian capital Bucharest on January 1.

The INSTEX has been registered at the address of France's Economy and Finance Ministry in Paris. German banker Per Fischer had been chosen for a period of six months to run it.

 

 

 

 

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