Rouhani Urges Global Consultations on Palestine, Yemen
By Staff, Agencies
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined the need for global consultations on war-ravaged and displaced people of the world, especially the oppressed nations of Palestine and Yemen.
Rouhani made the remarks in a Wednesday meeting with South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor in Tehran.
He also referred to Washington’s economic war against the Iranian nation following its unlawful withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action [JCPOA] and called on the international community to stand up to the US actions, which he said are to the detriment of all, including the United States itself.
“We hope all our friends around the world, including South Africa, will take a more decisive stance against the US’ illegal and inhumane actions towards the Iranian nation which even include food and medicine sanctions,” Rouhani said.
The South African minister, for her part, praised Tehran for remaining committed to the JCPOA, and urged the US to return to the deal and end sanctions on Iran.
Despite what the US claims, Iran says Washington’s sanctions are targeting the Iranian nation's access to medicines and treatment services, which amounts to economic terrorism according to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
"The US’ indiscriminate policy of maximum pressure has placed certain restrictions on Iranian citizens," Zarif said in New York in late September.
Washington's so-called "maximum pressure" campaign has barred Iranian citizens from carrying out financial transactions in the medical sector, preventing them from purchasing medical equipment and instruments, he added.