Iran’s leader Ayatollah Khemenei denounce Western states
Confrontation between US and Iran continues unabatedly. Wednesday witnessed United States administration urging UN Security Council members to punish Iran for “malign behaviour”, while Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei denounced the “Western states” for their pretence of advocating human rights.
According to AFP, Jonathan Cohen, the US deputy ambassador to UN said, “When confronted with a country that continually violates this council’s resolutions, it is imperative that we pursue meaningful consequences. That is why we urge members of this Council to join us in the imposition of sanctions that target Iran’s malign behaviour in the region.”
Cohen once again accused Iran of supplying missiles to the Houthi militias in Yemen in violation of an international arms embargo.
The is the first UNSC meeting after US President Donald Trump announced withdrawal from multilateral Iran nuclear deal, known as JCPOA, signed between Iran and P5+1 (five permanent Security Council members plus Germany).
On May 24, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed Iran’s compliance of the agreement for the eleventh time.
In the ongoing war initiated by Saudi-led coalition against Yemen has turned severe recently when a fresh aggression to remove Houthi armed forces from Hudaidah. In recent months Houthi Ansarullah armed forces have been hitting several targets in Saudi Arabia by missiles. Saudi Arabia, US and their regional allies have been alleging Iran for supplying the missiles.
Saudi Arabia’s official Al-Arabiya reports that recently the United Nations said that missile components fired at Saudi Arabia had been manufactured in Iran, but world body’s officials were unable to determine if they had been delivered before or after the July 2016 imposition of an arms embargo on Yemen.
According to Press TV, while addressing judiciary officials on Wednesday in Tehran, Ayatollah Khamenei made reference to human rights violations committed by the US in various parts of the world as well as France and Britain’s crimes of the past decades which took place in Africa and Indian subcontinent.
Iranian leader reiterated that the West’s support over the past years for the Daesh (IS) terror group in Syria and the atrocities being committed in Myanmar and elsewhere “is indicative of the repeated lies of the shameless fake human rights advocates.”
All permanent UN Security Council members, except US, have been supporting Iran nuclear deal while Israel and Saudi Arabia have been supporting Trump’s decision to withdrawal from the multilateral nuclear agreement. Recently European Union and Iran have been in discussion for finding ways to continue their trade and investment activities despite US sanctions.
US has on Tuesday warned nations to stop buying Iranian oil before November 4, the deadline to impose sanctions.
India has been assuring Iran for continuing the purchase of their oil and trade in other areas. Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj has recently said that India honour UN sanctions and not specific country’s assertions. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has also recently said in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan that India was trying to make the strategic Chabahar port in Iran by 2019.