Sep 27, 2018 08:11 Asia/Tehran [Updated: May 14, 2019 21:40 Asia/Tehran]
  • Zarif: Iran working to counteract US sanctions

Iran together with its partners is working to offset US sanctions, according to a tweet by the Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Iran Press- Iran news/  On Thursday, Zarif released a Twitter thread on the US administration unilateralism, the full text of which follows: It is unfortunate to see a US Administration with destructive unilateralism in its DNA abuse a multilateral forum to attack multilateralism, IRNA reported.

The US is so devoid of credibility, it’s been forced to hide behind procedure in order to avoid facing Iran at the Security Council.Indeed — with a heavy dose of empathy, or even pity — one might almost understand why this US Administration would need cheap distractions to obfuscate its commitment to destabilization.

For all can see its deeply troubling behaviour at home, and deeply malign activities abroad.To grasp this rogue US Administration’s commitment to destabilising the international system, one need only recall its ambassador to the UN’s crude threat to ‘take names’; Trump's threats to cut funding; or his National Security Adviser’s threat to prosecute ICC judges.

Given this US Administration's demonstrated inability to uphold accords in good faith, first step toward attempt at conflict resolution must be for it to take concrete measures aimed at regaining semblance of qualification and eligibility.

For example, it must begin to act as a normal state.Iran will keep working with its partners to create new environment in which self-respecting nations can pursue own interests and international obligations.

We will continue to work to offset unlawful US sanctions and irrevocably eliminate destabilizing phenomenon of US extraterritorial laws.

Also, Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, addressing world leaders at the 73rd UN general assembly meeting on Tuesday has emphasized that unfair US unilateral sanctions can be viewed as a form of economic terrorism.

 

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