President: US Too Weak to Rally Int’l Support against Iran
“The US capability to rally support in the world is less than any other time,” President Rouhani said in a meeting with Venezuelan Foreign and Oil Ministers Delcy Rodríguez and Nelson Martinez in Tehran on Wednesday.
Stressing that independence and resistance against the countries which seek unilateralism in the world are among the foreign policy principles of Iran and Venezuela, he said, “The conditions of the world today require independent states, specially the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) members, to rely on their nations and take unified action against unilateralism, extremism and violence.”
Elsewhere, Rouhani underscored his country’s enthusiasm for the further expansion and deepening of ties with the Latin American countries, specially Venezuela, in different political, economic and cultural fields.
In relevant remarks in August, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined his country’s enthusiasm for the further broadening of relations and cooperation with the Latin American states.
“I feel that Latin America is an important and apt field for our relations. We have very good political ties with Latin America and it is necessary that these political relations consolidate with extensive economic ties and political relations,” Zarif told reporters in Caracas at the end of his tour of 6 Latin American countries of Cuba, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile and Venezuela.
Stressing that his Latin American tour yielded highly good results in developing bilateral relations, he said that different agreements were signed between Iran and the Latin American states in banking, shipping, economic, political, exports, technological and scientific fields.
“During the Venezuela visit, we formed a joint committee to settle the problems remaining from the past, specially during the sanctions era,” Zarif said.
“We also agreed on establishment of brokering relations” with all six countries to further expand banking ties.
Zarif was accompanied in the Latin America tour by a business delegation of figures from private and public sectors covering fields ranging from petrochemicals, mining, medicine, automobiles to agriculture and engineering.