• Sat / 2 November 2019 / 12:47
  • Category: Politics
  • News Code: 98081105788
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Preserving security of Strait of Hormuz Iran’s sovereign rights: Jahangiri

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Tehran (ISNA) - First Vice President Es’hagh Jahangiri announced on Saturday that continuation and implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal will be possible only through parties' staying committed to it.

The nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will be preserved only when all sides adhere to their commitments to the deal and Iran is benefited from economic advantages, Jahangiri said while addressing the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting in Tashkent.

“US sanctions imposed on Iran will push the development of global terrorism in the future, which contradicts UN principles and a responsible approach is needed,” he added.

"Let's say the United States is trying to introduce and strengthen the issues of economic sanctions against Iran and also urge other countries to counteract Iran with the help of such sanctions. Such sanctions against Iran just further push the development of international terrorism. And this completely contradicts the UN Charter. I think that we should act responsibly here," Jahangiri emphasized.

The vice president added that Iran was ready to facilitate and participate in the process of economic development as well as to assist other countries.

Jahangiri stressed that Iran attached great importance to the issues of regional cooperation precisely from the point of view of maintaining peace, countering terrorism and international crime. According to him, regional organizations play a big role in the further development of a multilateral approach to resolving complicated issues.

"I hope that we can combine our efforts to overcome the issues of extremism and radicalization. Unfortunately, there is still such a thing as double standards or bullying policies, when in one country one organization is defined as terrorist, but in the other is not. I think it is necessary to conduct closer negotiations with other countries of the world so that we can get approval from the UN Security Council and also take action under resolution 1223 [on the situation in the Middle East]," the Iranian First Vice President said.

The SCO is an intergovernmental organization, currently comprising eight member states, namely China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. It also has four observer states such as Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia, while Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Turkey are the organization's dialogue partners.

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