Imam Khomeini snubbed oppressors, stressed friendly ties with world nations

Imam Khomeini snubbed oppressors, stressed friendly ties with world nations

Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic through his speeches and historic messages stressed the need for mutual respect in the arena of international relations.

Imam strongly used to denounce the colonial powers and Zionist Israeli regime which violate international law and all norms of international diplomacy in order to exploit the rights of oppressed nations.

Imam maintained that Islam has always been great supporter of promoting peace and opposed to waging wars. 

"As followers of Islam, we are stanchly opposed to war," Imam Khomeini once said in a historic message.

Imam said in another message as following: “we seek peace among all nations. We are not at war with any country regardless of Islamic or no-Islamic."

The leader of contemporary Muslim world highlighted that maintaining peace is of divine origin and all human societies are entitled to enjoy peace, security and stability.

Imam on several occasions stated that the divine religion of Islam has a logic and rationality, and is against committing any act of terrorism.

 Imam believed that those who commit terror acts completely lack wisdom, reason and logic. 

Following the footseps of Imam Khomeini, senior Iranian officials have always stressed the importance of resolving international conflicts through dialogue.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has recently warned that any action against the historic nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries - known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) - would undermine regional and international security and stability.

“Harming the JCPOA is [tantamount to] harming the security and stability of the region and the world,” Rouhani said during a Saturday meeting with the Swiss ambassador to Tehran, Markus Leitner, who submitted his credentials to the Iranian president.

He said "breaking the negotiation table in no skill" and expressed hope that the European Union would block “erroneous moves” aimed at disturbing international peace and cooperation.

“Today, we are in a very sensitive and important situation and this critical situation does not concern only Iran and the P5+1 countries,” he said.

He added that the consequences of the ongoing sensitive situation would affect the entire region and the world, saying, “The JCPOA has brought more peace to the region and the world.”

The Swiss ambassador, for his part, said his country supports the landmark nuclear deal and urged all sides to fully implement their commitments under the JCPOA.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says US President Donald Trump’s speech against the Islamic Republic was nothing more than insults and delirious talk. 

EU, Russia and several other nations have also reacted to the speech. 

Iranian people have responded with anger and mockery a day after a bellicose speech about their country by US President Donald Trump.

Meanwhile, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has stressed that US President Donald Trump is in no position to verify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal.

Zarif made the remarks on Saturday during a live interview with Iranian national TV in response to Trump, who failed to recertify the international nuclear agreement on Friday.

“Trump is in no position to verify Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA,” the top diplomat stated, asserting that quitting the deal is among Tehran's options.

Zarif further noted that regulations within the American government are not related to Tehran and the US must honor its international commitments under the agreement, known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

“The American domestic regulations are not credible for us and the US is required to remain committed to its international commitments. The JCPOA is not an agreement between Iran and the US to need Congress certification,” he said.

Speaking from the White House on Friday, Trump said he would not recertify that Tehran is complying with the 2015 nuclear agreement.

The president is required by US law to certify every 90 days whether or not Iran is complying with the nuclear deal. He has certified the deal twice since coming to office.

The US Congress has 60 days to decide whether to reimpose economic sanctions against Tehran, removed under the accord.

The Iranian foreign minister further accused the Trump administration of following the agenda of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the region.

“Perhaps, Trump’s speech was more a Netanyahu’s speech delivered by Trump. Our neighbors must come to their senses about who are endorsing Trump’s statement.”

Hailed as a “great friend to the Jewish people” by the Israeli premier, Trump has mended ties with Tel Aviv that had gone sour under former President Barack Obama, in part due to his resolve to participate in nuclear negotiations with Tehran, which yielded a nuclear deal not welcomed by US regional allies, namely Israel and Saudi Arabia.

“The United States is isolating itself by its policies,” Zarif said, citing the European Union’s concerns about the “Trump administration’s behavior,” which is not “exclusively” limited to the nuclear agreement and “could cause trouble for the international order.”

He also highlighted Trump's failure to respect several other international deals such as the Paris Climate Accord, North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP).

France asks US Congress to respect JCPOA

Despite Trump’s failure to recertify the deal, European signatories as well as China and Russia have thrown their support behind it. 

France, for instance, has called on the US Congress not to cancel Iran’s nuclear deal, stressing that it is “robust and coherent.”

"We strongly hope that Congress, which is now responsible for a possible rupture, does not jeopardize the deal," said French Foreign Minister  Jean-Yves Le Drian. "If we denounce a deal that has been respected, it will set a dangerous precedent."

 Russia earlier said that Trump’s speech ran counter to norms of civilized world. 

Russia has condemned US Trump’s recent anti-Iran speech, saying there is no room for aggressive rhetoric in international diplomacy and in the civilized world.

In a statement issued on Friday, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Trump’s speech “once again underlines the inadmissibility of using aggressive and threatening rhetoric in international relations” and that such language was “doomed to fail.”

“It is a hangover from the past, which does not correspond to modern norms of civilized dealings between countries,” the Russian statement read.

 Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council – the United States, France, Britain, Russia and China – plus Germany signed the nuclear agreement on July 14, 2015 and started implementing it on January 16, 2016.


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