Jul 27, 2020, 7:03 PM
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FM Zarif: World order not to be fully in West's favor in post-COVID19 era

Tehran, July 27, IRNA - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that some governments want to define the new discipline to the world in the wake of coronavirus outbreak noting that the new world order will no longer be completely western.

Zarif went on to say that the past 30 years have been the most turbulent periods in the world "as we have seen wars, the emergence of drastic new changes and disasters in the international community".
He said that some people in order to develop a new future, not just predicting but prescribing the events after the end of the cold war. 

He went on to say that "if we want to be able to understand what will be happening and avoid miscalculation, we need to realize and understand what is happening. We need to have a realistic understanding and more importantly an honest articulation of where we are, where we want to be and where we are actually going to be".

"Just remember President Donald Trump saying that the US spent $7 trillion in order to shape the new world order" and he failed, he further noted.

He pointed to the historical background of the world and said that "during history, we had phases where the old order collapsed and the new order emerged. These phases usually were coupled with wars and great bloodshed. I believe these purely western approaches fail to give us full recognition and a full understanding of what is happening in the rest of the world. We need non-western conceptualizations of this newly emerging global order."

By examining the important events of the 21st century, such as the first and Second World Wars and the Cold War and the failure of Western policymakers to prevent the conflict, Zarif said that the Islamic revolution of Iran and the non-aligned movement (NAM) was trying to prevent the Cold War.

Recalling the Cold War incidents, he stated that in spite of the dependencies of the Cold War, all sides helped one side.

The UN Security Council also failed to handle overt assaults, he said, noting that even in some cases, Iran was blamed for problems and in the end, when Iran was gaining victories in battles, all members of the Security Council were put together, and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council was set up.

That is why a misunderstanding was created in the United States that a new world order had taken place, Zarif pointed out.

Following the attack on Kuwait, every state joined the coalition that had been formed by the United States, to force Iraq out of Kuwait, he underscored.

He went on to say that Russia did not join the coalition but did nothing to confront the Coalition's action.

In the meantime, George Bush announced the emergence of the new world order in his speech at the UN General Assembly, which had extensive costs and fortune in the International and American society, Zarif underlined.

Commenting on the emergence of globalization, he said that globalization had begun about trade a long time ago.

Globalization has occurred not only in the field of trade but also in other matters, even in the security issue, he pointed out.

The senior official reiterated that the United States has had a much more military charge than any other state like Russia, China, and Saudi Arabia.

The US has aimed to dominate the world through military costs, he further noted.

Elsewhere in his remarks, he made the remarks on Saddam Hussein’s miscalculation to attack Kuwait and the timing of his attacks, adding that the move led to a disaster in the region.

Commenting on the miscalculation of Muammar al-Qaddafi in Libya, he underscored that he was very harsh and extreme that his personality traits led to the disintegration of Libya and his death.

The US has made a great mistake as a result of resorting to the computational mistake, he said, adding that the military intervene has become a norm in the American global policy.

With regard to Trump's remarks on the huge cost of the American national interest, Zarif said that he has spent a billion dollars in the same quagmire during his presidency.

He further noted that Washington's adventure had endangered the lives of a large number of the Americans and spent $7 trillion from the Treasury of the country, leading to extremism and terrorism in the region.

This is the consequence of a lack of understanding of facts on the transition, trying to prejudge the outcome or making efforts to facilitate the desired results that have led to the disasters, the diplomat underlined.

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