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05 December 2022, 09:00

Iranian ambassador: Friendly countries can stand together against USA, West

MINSK, 5 December (BelTA) - Friendly countries together can stand against the United States and the West, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Iran to Belarus Saeed Yari said in an interview to ONT TV channel, BelTA has learned.

Iran has been under the West's sanctions for over 40 years. No matter what, the country's economy has remained strong. The ambassador is sure there is everything necessary to stand against the collective West. “We already have the Eurasian Economic Union and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Iran's accession to it is part of our multilateral policy. The SCO is a very important player in both economy, politics and security in our region. Countries like China, India, Russia, Iran, Pakistan can confront the collective West in all directions. We know that Belarus has begun the procedure of joining this organization. And we, of course, support it,” he said.

Friendly countries should use these opportunities to confront the United States and the West, Saeed Yari stressed.

“The policy of the Democrats and Republicans in the United States has always been the same. It is a policy of containment and overthrowing our regime. We see Washington blatantly interfering in the internal affairs of our country. By supporting the protesters, they want to achieve their goal. They are wrong. “It is exactly what happened with you in 2020 after the presidential election. They are supporting terrorists with their actions. We see traces of groups that are affiliated with Western countries. The French president has recently met with the Iranian opposition. The United States are also blatantly supporting the unrest. Here I would like to point out that there is a very important line - the line between peaceful protest and outright hooliganism and even chaos. No country will allow anyone to cross this line, after which the destruction of the state begins,” the ambassador added.

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