Iran: G-7 Member States Seeking to Dictate Unjust, Unfair Attitudes to Others
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kana'ani on Monday hit back at the Group of Seven (G-7) countries for leveling an array of baseless allegations against Tehran, and said that the US-led block is endeavoring to inflict its unrighteous and inequitable approaches on other nations through issuing unilateral and irresponsible statements.
Kana'ani has categorically rejected claims by the G-7 leaders at a summit in Japan's Hiroshima regarding Iran’s nuclear program and provision of military equipment to Russia for use in the Ukraine war.
He stressed that Tehran is not seeking to develop nuclear bombs and such weapons have no place in the country's defense doctrine.
“As we have repeatedly stressed, Iran’s nuclear program is solely aimed at peaceful purposes and nuclear weapons have no place in our defense doctrine," the spokesperson stated, adding, "Therefore, we vehemently dismiss the selective statement and vague allegations by the G-7 members, who maintain atomic weapons."
The senior official also described the call by leaders of the G-7 for the implementation of the United Nations Security Council resolution 2231, endorsing the Iran nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as very strange and a show of the paradoxical policies of these countries as they “have been the main violators of the resolution and have imposed maximum illegal sanctions against the Iranian nation".
The JCPOA was a goodwill gesture by Iran to remove false expressions of concern about its nuclear program and was a major achievement of multilateral diplomacy, which “unfortunately” has suffered serious damage by the illegal withdrawal of the US from the agreement and the inaction of the European sides following the Washington's pullout, Kana'ani continued.
The Iranian official once again underlined Tehran's opposition to the continuation of the war between Russia and Ukraine, and called for diplomacy as the sole way out of the crisis. He dismissed Western allegations that Tehran-made combat drones have been employed against Kiev.
"Just as we have reiterated time and again, Iran has never supplied drones to Russia during the Ukraine crisis and continues to insist on a political solution to the crisis,” Kana'ani underscored.
"While the hegemonic policies of some of the G-7 members have created insecurity and instability in the world, and especially in West Asia, they accuse Iran of destabilization," the top diplomat said, adding, "This is while, Tehran has contributed the most to the promotion of stability and security in the region, including by fighting terrorism."
The Iranian spokesman also denounced the G-7’s politicization of the issue of human rights and its use as a tool against Tehran, stressing these countries should be held accountable for the systematic violation of the human rights of the Iranian people inside and outside the country, including women and children, by the implementation of unilateral and illegal sanctions and support for them.
Kana'ani also said that the security of navigation in the Persian Gulf has always been owing to the all-out efforts of Tehran, calling on the G-7 member states to end their acts of interference that bring instability to the key waterway and other regional waterways.
The spokesperson cautioned that the Washington-led bloc is seeking to impose its unjust and unfair views on other countries, stressing that some countries, individually or as part of small groups, challenge multilateralism.
The Group of Seven is an informal club consisting of the US, the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan. The annual meetings are also typically attended by officials representing the EU.
Political analysts believe a multipolar world order is evolving globally now. They say the process is irreversible, it has been unfolding and is objective in its nature, and add that the transition to a multipolar world liberated from US domination will not be stopped.
During a visit to China in February, President Seyed Ebrahim Rayeesi urged independent states to challenge the US hegemony in the region and across the globe, and said that domineering behavior is not just special to Democrats or Republicans but in the nature of American policies.
"Today, the situation in the world is developing in such a way that by denying unilateralism, actions such as those used by America and its allies in the region and the world to dominate the nations are rejected and condemned in the public opinion of the world," he stated.
Rayeesi added that the connection of independent countries with each other brings two important achievements of capacity exchange and neutralisation of threats and sanctions.