President Trump repeatedly humiliates the Saudis by saying they can't last ۲ weeks without his support. This is the recompense for the delusion that one's security can be outsourced.
We again extend our hand to our neighbors: let's build a «strong region», and stop this conceit.
UN top court rules that US must comply with obligations violated by re-imposing sanctions on Iranian people when exiting #JCPOA. Another failure for sanctions-addicted USG and victory for rule of law. Imperative for int’l community to collectively counter malign US unilateralism.
No arts & craft show will ever obfuscate that Israel is only regime in our region with a *secret* and *undeclared* nuclear weapons program - including an *actual atomic arsenal*. Time for Israel to fess up and open its illegal nuclear weapons program to international inspectors.
Given this US Administration's demonstrated inability to uphold accords in good faith, ۱st step toward attempt at conflict resolution must be for it to take concrete measures aimed at regaining semblance of qualification & eligibility. E.g. it must begin to act as a normal state.
Indeed — with a heavy dose of empathy, or even pity — one might almost understand why this US Administration would need cheap distractions to obfuscate its commitment to destabilization. For all can see its deeply troubling behavior at home, and deeply malign activities abroad.
It is true that there is a real threat to our region and to international peace and security: That threat is the Trump Administration’s sense of entitlement to destabilize the world along with rogue accomplices in our region. The US must start acting like a normal state.
US calls JCPOA «a personal agreement between two governments», claiming it «seeks a treaty». Wrong. It’s an int'l accord enshrined in a UN SC res. Plus, US has violated its treaty obligations too & faces ۲ suits at ICJ. Apparently, US only mocks calls for peace. #HaveYouNoShame
Intensive responsible diplomacy over the last few weeks-pursued in my visits to Ankara & Damascus, followed by the Iran-Russia-Turkey Summit in Tehran and the meeting is Sochi-is succeeding to avert war in #Idlib with a firm commitment to fight extremist terror. Diplomacy works.
Hello @Jack. Twitter has shuttered accounts of real Iranians, incl TV presenters & students, for supposedly being part of an 'influence op'. How about looking at actual bots in Tirana used to prop up 'regime change' propaganda spewed out of DC? #YouAreBots
The US threatens to impose sanctions on the ICC & even prosecute its judges in American courts. Where is the outrage? The boorishness of this rogue US regime seems to know no bounds. When will the international community say enough is enough & force US to act like a normal state?
Trump regime flip-flops are truly comical. One week, its talking point is that we are «squandering» our resources abroad, the next week it’s that we’ve not financially supported the Palestinians enough. #makeupyourmind
There's only one UNSC resolution on Iran. .@realDonaldTrump is violating it & bullying others to do same. Now he plans to abuse presidency of SC to divert a session—item devoted to Palestine for ۷۰ yrs— to blame Iran for horrors US & clients have unleashed across M.E. #chutzpah
Bipolar demonization of Iran as either «taking over MidEast» or «fighting for survival» indicates US cognitive disorder & demagoguery unleashed by collapse of America's moral compass. Iran has been and always will be a stable, powerful & responsible regional actor.
Just finished fruitful consultations with Turkish FM @mevlutcavusoglu, and President @rt_erdogan on bilateral relations and regional cooperation in the face of malign US behavior. Off to #Pakistan tomorrow to meet with new leadership. Our neighbors our priority.
As world marks Int'l Day against Nuclear Tests, let's remember that only nuclear bombs in our region belong to Israel and the US؛ the former a habitual aggressor & the latter the sole user of nukes. Let's also remember that Iran has called for Nuclear Weapon Free Zone since ۱۹۷۴.
۶۵ years ago today, the US overthrew the popularly elected democratic government of Dr. Mossadegh, restoring the dictatorship & subjugating Iranians for the next ۲۵ years. Now an «Action Group» dreams of doing the same through pressure, misinformation & demagoguery. Never again.
Trump's jubilation in inflicting economic hardship on its NATO ally Turkey is shameful. The US has to rehabilitate its addiction to sanctions & bullying or entire world will unite—beyond verbal condemnations—to force it to. We’ve stood with neighbors before, and will again now.
Tantrums & CAPPED TWEETS won't change the fact that the world is sick & tired of US unilateralism. Stopping US trade and killing ۱۰۰K US jobs is fine with us, but the world won't follow impulsive tweeted diktats. Just ask EU, Russia, China & dozens of our other trading partners.
Today in ۱۹۴۵, US became ۱st & only country to ever use nukes. And on an urban center of all targets. ۷۳ yrs later - w/ vastly expanded nuke arsenal it refuses to dismantle in defiance of NPT commitment - US militarism hasn't faded. Neither has its utter disregard for human life.
US Navy can’t seem to find its way around our waters. Perhaps because it hasn’t figured out its name: Persian Gulf, as it's been called for ۲,۰۰۰ yrs longer than US has existed. Or maybe it doesn't know what it's doing in our backyard, ۷,۰۰۰ miles from home.
US’ unlawful sanctions against two Turkish ministers - from an allied country - illustrates not just US administration's policy of pressure and extortion in lieu of statecraft, but that its addiction to sanctions knows no bounds.
Iran & US had ۲ yrs of talks. With EU/E۳+Russia+China, we produced a unique multilateral accord—the JCPOA. It’s been working. US can only blame itself for pulling out & leaving the table. Threats, sanctions & PR stunts won’t work. Try respect: for Iranians & for int'l commitments
US destabilizes the world with arms exports, draining budgets that could be used for a brighter future. Yet its arms can't even secure its citizens: ۳۵٪ of global military spending failed to stop ۱۵ Saudis from murdering & injuring >۹۰۰۰ Americans on ۹/۱۱.
لقد دأب الرئیس ترامب متکررا على إهانة السعودیین من خلال القول بأنهم لیس بمقدورهم البقاء لمدة أسبوعین من دون دعمه لهم. هذه هی مکافأة الوهم بأن الأمن یمکن تأمینه بالاستعانة بالخارج.
إننا نمدّ مجدداً أیدینا الى جیراننا قائلین لهم: دعونا نبنی «منطقة قویة» ولنوقف هذا الغرور الاستکباری
US abrogated JCPOA -a multilateral accord enshrined in UNSC Resolution ۲۲۳۱- arguing that it seeks a bilateral treaty with #Iran. Today US withdrew from an actual US-Iran treaty after the ICJ ordered it to stop violating that treaty in sanctioning Iranian people. Outlaw regime.
"I am not of the East, nor of the West, nor of the land, nor of the sea؛ …
For I belong to the soul of the Beloved.
I have put duality away, I have seen that the two worlds are one؛
One I seek, One I know, One I see, One I call."
Happy (۸۱۱th) birthday, Mowlana #Rumi.
Iran will keep working with its partners to create new environment in which self-respecting nations can pursue own interests & int'l obligations. We will continue to work to offset unlawful US sanctions & irrevocably eliminate destabilizing phenomenon of US extraterritorial laws.
To grasp this rogue US Administration’s commitment to destabilizing the international system, one need only recall its Ambassador to the UN’s crude threat to ‘take names’؛ Mr. Trump's threats to cut funding؛ or his National Security Adviser’s threat to prosecute ICC judges.
It is unfortunate to see a US Administration with destructive unilateralism in its DNA abuse a multilateral forum to attack multilateralism.
The US is so devoid of credibility it’s been forced to hide behind procedure in order to avoid facing Iran at the Security Council.
Terrorists recruited, trained, armed & paid by a foreign regime have attacked Ahvaz. Children and journos among casualties. Iran holds regional terror sponsors and their US masters accountable for such attacks. Iran will respond swiftly and decisively in defense of Iranian lives.
Mutual trust isn't a prerequisite for engagement or conflict resolution. Confidence evolves from implementation of agreements like JCPOA--unapologetically grounded in mutual mistrust. But engagement requires mutual respect, credibility & willingness to abide by one’s commitments.
۱۴ centuries have passed since Karbala saw epic martyrdom of Imam Hussein in his seemingly unequal resistance against tyranny. His sacrifice carries unwavering & ever relevant message: standing up for justice yields victory: 'Every day is Ashura, every land is Karbala' #YaHussein
۱۷ yrs after ۹/۱۱, Iran - ۱st Muslim nation to condemn tragedy, mourn victims & take real action against AQ & its offshoots incl ISIS & Nusrah - has been fined $۱۱bn and its citizens banned from US. All while WH auctions off FP to terror sponsors whose citizens perpetrated ۹/۱۱.
As @realDonaldTrump destroys US credibility & humiliates his 'allies' with «little games», we're delighted to engage with responsible powers today in Tehran to further move towards political solution in #Syria. Agreed to work to end terrorism & avoid human suffering in #Idlib.
Fruitful meetings in Islamabad with PM @ImranKhanPTI, Army Chief, Speaker & Foreign & Finance Ministers. In my ۸th trip to Pakistan, I was honored to be the first minister received by new govt. Emphasis on expanding bilateral, regional & global partnership. Neighbors our priority
If preserving JCPOA is the goal, then there is no escape from mustering the courage to comply with commitment to normalize Iran's economic relations instead of making extraneous demands. Being the party to still honor the deal in deeds & not just words is not Iran's only option.
Day of solidarity of Caspian Littoral States: Codifying cooperation on environment, shipping, fiheries, sustainable development & security w/o foreign military presence. Agreeing to continue friendly dialog on unresolved issues of delimitation & shares of sea & its resources.
Trump Administration wants the world to believe it's concerned about the Iranian people. Yet the very first sanctions it reimposed have canceled licenses for sales of ۲۰۰+ passenger jets under absurd pretexts, endangering ordinary Iranians. US hypocrisy knows no bounds.
Met with President & FM of Singapore & FMs of China, New Zealand, Australia and Indonesia. Clear global consensus on need to take concerted action to preserve JCPOA. Also detailed review with HR Mogherini of actions by EU and beyond to ensure economic benefits to Iranian people.
Busy Thursday in Singapore. Signed TAC with ASEAN, met w/ PM of Singapore, & FMs of Russia, Turkey, Japan, Malaysia, Norway, Philippines & Vietnam. All stressed expansion of ties, imperative of promoting multilateralism & resilience & innovation to preserve JCPOA. More on Friday.
Just finished excellant meetings with the President, the Prime Minister, the Speaker of Parliament & the Foreign Minister of Sri Lanka, consolidating long & friendly bilateral relations based on mutual respect. Departing for Singapore to sign TAC with ASEAN & meet w/ more friends
COLOR US UNIMPRESSED: The world heard even harsher bluster a few months ago. And Iranians have heard them —albeit more civilized ones—for ۴۰ yrs. We’ve been around for millennia & seen fall of empires, incl our own, which lasted more than the life of some countries. BE CAUTIOUS!