Nov 02, 2018 09:19 Asia/Tehran
  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned about the dangers of Washington’s unilateralism to the world, urging European countries to work with Iran to counter the US.

Iran Press/Iran News: In an opinion piece published by the Financial Times on Thursday, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani lashed out at Washington for its' foreign policy over the past two years, saying that the US administration’s policies have emerged as a new and complicated problem for the world.

Iranian President took a jab at the US for “complicity in the daily atrocities in Yemen,” for the “humiliation and gradual perishing of the great nation of Palestine,” and for the support it offers to such criminal groups as Daesh, saying such policies have exacerbated the problems in the region, Presstv reported.

“More broadly, US President Donald Trump’s approach to matters of trade, international treaties and the humiliating manner in which he treats even America’s allies, illustrates how US foreign policy has posed new challenges to the global order,” he said.

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“In brief, the US administration’s policies of unilateralism, racial discrimination, Islamophobia, and the undermining of important international treaties, including the Paris Climate Accord, are fundamentally incompatible with multilateralism and other socio-political norms valued by Europe,” the president added. 

Rouhani pointed to the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal as the other critical matter aggravating transatlantic relations.

“Unfortunately, the US, through raising unfounded claims and in complete disregard for its international obligations, has abandoned the nuclear agreement and imposed extraterritorial and unilateral sanctions on Iran and, by extension, other countries,” he said, blasting the US for threatening others who seek to abide by a UN Security Council resolution that endorsed the 2015 nuclear deal.

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Rouhani praised the “valuable” support expressed by the remaining Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA ) parties since Trump’s withdrawal, but at the same time noted that the European parties as well as Russia and China still need to “present and implement their final proposed package of measures to compensate for and mitigate the effects of America’s newest unilateral and extraterritorial sanctions before they are imposed.”

In Jun. 14, President Hassan Rouhani has emphasized that America's unilateralism and imposition of its own laws on other countries, particularly its extraterritorial laws, go against international laws and norms, and are fundamentally against 'freedom of nations'.

US decision to withdraw from the deal that provides Tehran relief from sanctions in return for curbs on Iran's nuclear program and to impose “the highest level of economic sanctions” on Iran, violating an international nuclear agreement and a UN resolution, breaking decisively with US allies in Europe.


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