Iran Calls for Independent States' Alliance Against Western Sanctions, Domination
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Rayeesi underlined the importance of closer interaction between independent countries, and further urged the Latin American nations and other independent states to develop an alliance to defuse Western sanctions and stand against the hegemonic powers.
Iran's president made the remarks during a joint press conference with his Nicaraguan counterpart, Daniel Ortega, in Managua on Wednesday.
"Cooperation between Latin American countries and other independent states across various regions can forge a unity that can both neutralize sanctions and increase the capacities of the countries in question," Rayeesi stressed.
"If the will of the nations is respected all over the world and the domineering powers do not show arbitrariness towards people's vote and allow people's vote and will to be realized, the situation in the world will be different, but unfortunately today there is an unjust order in the world, and the system of domination, by forgetting God and itself, oppresses others and prevents the realization of the will of the nations," he added.
The chief executive emphasized that the people's resistance, desire for justice, and desire for freedom neutralizes and pushes back the hegemons, clarifing, "This is what has happened today in many countries of the Latin American region against the domination system and the bullying of the United States and its supporters."
President Rayeesi also hailed the memoranda of understanding for the exchange of capacities and the use of mutual facilities between Iran and Nicaragua in order to improve the level of bilateral relations, commercial and economic cooperation, exchange of experiences and scientific and technological achievements.
"Despite sanctions and widespread threats, Iran has created opportunities for itself from these threats and has achieved considerable progress in the fields of science, technology, engineering, health, treatment and medicine, and today it is considered a technological country in these fields," he concluded.
Earlier on Wendesday, the high-ranking delegations of Iran and Nicaragua signed three cooperation documents in the presence of the two countries' presidents.
Heading a high-ranking politico-economic delegation, Rayeesi arrived in Nicaragua on Tuesday, marking his second stop on a three-nation Latin American tour. He earlier visited Venezuela and will set off for Cuba later.
Tehran has close ties with many Latin American countries in different domains and seeks to further deepen its relations with those states. The administration of President Rayeesi has described plans to enhance ties with Latin American countries as a main pillar of Iran’s foreign policy.
Iran, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba have repeatedly denounced sanctions and unlawful measures imposed on them by the United States.
Iranian officials say the future of the world will not witness unilateralism, and multilateralism will spread across the globe.
They stress that the future of the world and region will be shaped by regional countries and organizations, as a growing number of states across the globe have rejected unilateralism and coercion. They asked independent states to challenge the US hegemony in the region and around the world, and stressed that domineering behavior is not just special to Democrats or Republicans but in the nature of American policies.
Officials in Iran have underlined that the US has been defeated in the maximum pressure policy against Tehran, underscoring that the policy of isolating Iran has ended up in failure. They say Washington's sanctions and threats have all failed to cease Tehran's progress.