Tue Apr 13, 2021 20:38:50
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President in a meeting with foreign ambassadors to Tehran:

We want friendship with all countries whose will is friendship with the Iranian nation/ Regional problems must be resolved by regional countries/ Iran ready for dialogue with all countries in the region, its neighbors, especially Persian Gulf littoral states to resolve regional issues/ If P5+1 fulfills its obligations, Iran will immediately fulfill all its obligations

The President described the withdrawal of the United States and the non-fulfillment of European countries' obligations in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as the reason for Iran's reduction of its commitments and stressed that Iran is ready to fulfill all its obligations on the day the United States returns to its full obligations.

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Tue 09 - February 2021 - 20:25

Speaking on Tuesday evening on the eve of the 42nd anniversary of the glorious victory of the Islamic Revolution during a meeting with ambassadors of foreign countries to Tehran, Dr Hassan Rouhani said, "Today no one should expect Iran to take the first step".

Dr Rouhani added, "I think there is no doubt about who should be the initiator. We are not out of commitment to take the first step. The country that has withdrawn from its commitments for three years in violation of international law and its obligations in 2231, is obliged to take the first step".

The President emphasised that as soon as the P5+1 members fulfill all their obligations, they should know that we will fulfill our obligations the next hour, stating, " Iran has proved that if it signs and accepts something, it will stick to its signature, commitment and agreement with all its heart, and this is one of the great honours of our nation".

The President said, "February 11th is a very important and historic day for us and a day when the Iranian nation was able to achieve victory with unity, solidarity and sacrifice against a regime armed to the teeth and fully supported by the United States and some other major countries".

Dr Rouhani emphasised, "This day is happy for us because of independence and happy for the world because Iran began to have democracy, republic and Islam within the framework of its culture.

The President added, "The call of this system from 42 years ago until today has been peace, stability, negotiation and achieving friendship with different countries, although in these 42 years two wars were imposed on us".

Dr Rouhani continued, "One war by Saddam and one war by Trump, but we resisted both aggressions with resistance and patience, and we won both wars".

The President said, "The one who imposed the first war on our nation today has no name and address and has nothing but shame and disgrace, and Trump who imposed the economic war on our nation has nothing but shame and disgrace left of him today".

Dr Rouhani stated, "The past year has been difficult for all nations of the world due to the outbreak of coronavirus and COVID-19, but it has been more difficult for our nation because all nations were provided the necessary medical equipment, food, medicine and vaccines to use, they had access to their money, except for Iran, whose financial resources were not provided by the oppressive, illegal US sanctions".

"COVID-19 was a great test for humanity, cooperation and helping each other around the world, and the Trump administration failed in it," he said.

Dr Rouhani added, " To date, the new US administration has not taken appropriate action, at least in relation to the Iranian nation and government, on the issue of Coronavirus".

The President emphasised, " Barekat, Razi and Pasteur; Three major Iranian institutes in the field of COVID-19 vaccine production have received clinical trial licenses".

Stating that, "In the coming months, our people will use the domestically-produced vaccine," the President said, "We believe that we should all stand together on important human and global issues".

In another part of his speech, the President said that over time, since 2015, we have complied with all our commitments within the framework of the JCPOA, adding, "This has been confirmed 15 times by the International Atomic Energy Agency".

Dr Rouhani added, "Even in 2017, when the then US government was speaking about withdraw from the agreement, and finally in 2018, it withdrew from it and imposed sanctions against Iran, we waited a year and fulfilled all our obligations".

The President said, "The P4+1 had promised to fulfill their obligations despite the withdrawal of the United States from the deal, but they did not do this, and after a year of unilateral implementation of the commitments, we began to reduce the commitments step by step, and for each stage we gave the P4+1 two months to fulfill their obligations".

Referring to the situation in the region, Dr Rouhani said, "Our region is very sensitive and influential in the world. We believe that the sensitive region of the Middle East must enjoy security, peace and stability. During these 42 years, we have been asked for help everywhere in the region, especially by our neighbours".

The President said, "Wherever terrorism was observed in our region, we rushed to the help of a nation that was attacked by terrorists. Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Afghanistan are witnesses to this".

Dr Rouhani said, "Why did the major powers, the United States and the European countries donate money and weapons to a country that is conducting act of aggression against the oppressed people of Yemen, and many of these countries continue their help today? Who is responsible for all the killings, famine and crimes in Yemen?"

"Who gave this region to the terrorists for years? Our nation must not be held accountable for all the incidents we witnessed in the region, because it has always been a defender of the right alongside the nations and the governments that asked us for help, and we have always fought terrorism?," said Rouhani.

Stating that, "We are victims of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction and chemical weapons," the President added, "The one who went to the aid of Iraq with the Iraqi people and the Iraqi army from the first day and fought the terrorists was martyr Qasem Soleimani, and in Iraq his friend was Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and these loved ones were assassinated by the United States at the explicit order of Trump. Who should be held responsible for this assassination?".

"The courts of Iran and Iraq and the international courts should not remain silent in the face of this crime and should do their best against these criminals," he continued.

Dr Rouhani added, "Iran is ready to talk with all countries in the region and its neighbours, especially the Persian Gulf littoral countries, from Iraq to the six southern countries in accordance with UNSC Resolution 598, and settle regional problems and issues".

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