Sep 26, 2018, 8:53 AM
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US has no right to weaken int'l bodies: Senior diplomat

Tehran, Sept 26, IRNA – The US has no right to weaken international bodies and meetings, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said.

Araqchi made the remarks referring to President Rouhani address to United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), reminding US if there is any tendancy to return to JCPOA, it will be easier to return to 6 months ago than to 6 years ago.

He described Rouhani's remarks as Iran's manifesto, saying due to the US government policies and the problems they create in the international community, there is a kind of individualism in international arena.

This is while other countries' leaders have pointed to multilateralism of global negotiations and attitudes, he added.

No matter how strong the United States is, it is not entitled to undermine such meetings and organizations and threaten and prosecute international judges, he noted.

Rouhani said that the principle of negotiation is respecting each other, and someone who does not respect previous agreements cannot be trusted for future talks, Araqchi reiterated.

One of the wonders of the meeting was that someone who is himself a permanent member of the United Nations and one of the founders of the Security Council resolution violates it, he said.

US measure suggests the fact that the current administration has no capacity for dialogue at all, he added.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Araqchi ridiculed Trump's claims that his administration achievements are more than other US leaders, saying making fun of a president at the United Nations has been unprecedented in the United States.

He referred to P4+1 meeting as a big stride, saying at Monday meeting , the previous political commitments were emphasized, as well as ideas and solutions for the exchange of banking between Iran and other countries, and these mechanisms were welcomed by our Foreign Minister.

Europeans are seriously looking for solutions that, without dealing with US sanctions, they can continue to negotiate with Iran, he said.

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