Larijani: Trump's attitudes worry the world
The speaker of Iran's parliament, Ali Larijani, has described global conditions as unstable and insecure, mainly due to US president Donald Trump's policies. Larijani made the remark in a meeting with Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations and National Defence of the Brazilian Parliament, Fernando Collor de Mello, on Saturday in Tehran.
Iran news/ According to an Iran Press report, Ali Larijani, said Donald Trump's measures and policies have worried the Europeans for economic reasons, Russia is worried about America's abandoning of intermediate-range missile treaties, and the world is worried about America's unilateralism and disregard for international agreements such as withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, and withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Larijani added: "The US has been adventurous on the nuclear issue because this country asked for nuclear talks when Barak Obama was in office and he wrote two letters for Iran, asking the nuclear talks to be held between Iran and 5+1 Group countries. The lengthy negotiations led to the landmark nuclear accord(JCPOA) which was ultimately approved by the UN security council."
He added: "However, Trump destroyed all that and now he is again asking for negotiations, while his treat is like a game and supposed that he could discomfit Iran's situation.
Stressing that Trump has not studied history, and needs some good advisers, Larijani added: "Iran is not like those countries that were established after the World War in 20th century, but Iran's roots go back thousands of years in history. Larijani said Iran can handle its own problems by itself."
Referring to international terrorism, Larijani said a closer scrutiny of terrorism will reveal the obvious mistake America made in creating ISIS. Their record of aiding and abetting terrorists, such as Daesh or ISIS brings into serious doubt their claims of combating terrorism.
For his part, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations and National Defence of the Parliament of Brazil, Fernando Collor de Mello, citing that Trump does not respect international laws, added that Brazil (a member of the BRICS group of five major emerging national economies): along with countries like Russia, India, China and South Africa is a member of BRICS and stands beside Islamic Republic of Iran and calls for expanding bilateral economic ties with this country.
The top Brazilian Parliamentarian argued that in political issues, we need to strengthen relations, applying the capacity of parliamentary diplomacy, added "We must not stay silent in front of bullies, especially since Trump's actions are hitting the whole world".
He also urged the United Nations to undertake more serious actions.
On November 5, the U.S. administration announced the re-imposition of sanctions against Iran which had been lifted under the terms of a landmark nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)between the country, the permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany and the European Union in 2015.
UN nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, the world body responsible for the JCPOA oversight, has been saying since the JCPOA implementation onward that Iran is abiding by the agreement reached with US President Donald Trump's predecessor Barack Obama.
The other parties in the nuclear deal have vehemently opposed the US move to re-impose sanctions against Iran and vowed to keep the JCPOA alive.