Warsaw meeting, "total failure" for US: Iran FM spokesman
Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman, Bahram Ghassemi said "angry and tense" remarks of US officials after Warsaw meeting demonstrated Washington failure in achieving its objectives against Iran.
Iran Press/Iran news: “Despite Washington’s attempts to forge a new alliance against the Islamic Republic of Iran, the number of participants and their low levels of participation, coupled with their reluctance to support any anti-Iran decision turned the final statement of the summit into a useless document,” Bahram Ghassemi said early Friday.
“How can a conference titled ‘Peace and Security in the Middle East’ succeed when main regional players such as Iran, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Palestine are not in attendance and major countries such as China, Russia and many other European and non-European countries are either absent or” represented in lowest levels," he added according to Iran Press.
The two-day US-organized Warsaw meeting, which began in the Polish capital on Wednesday and featured delegations from 60 governments, failed to produce any decisions against Tehran.
Many countries announced long before the event they would wither escape the event or send low-profile delegations to Warsaw.
US was represented by Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, but the strong backlash forced the US to back down from its initial announcement that the summit would be focused solely on Iran.
During the conference, Pence and Pompeo slammed the European Union for not following Washington’s lead in abandoning the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, a decision US President Donald Trump made last May.
US also called on UK, France, China, Russia and Germany (Member of Joint Comprehensive Plane of Action (JCPOA) members) to cut ties with Iran and join Washington’s campaign of political and economic pressure at Iran.
Ghassemi said it was ironic that the US held so-called peace conferences and yet caused more tension and promoted war around the world by abandoning the nuclear deal and many other international agreements.
“Despite the many hostile and belligerent policies by America and the Israeli regime, the resistance to create a region that is secure, stable and void of any foreign presence will continue,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said. 101/205