“The US has always created problem for the region and the world and the Islamic Iran has been a solution in return, and we try to establish security and stability in the region and Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan and we are an influential power against terrorism and in return, the Americans are just a harassment to the Iranian and other regional nations and different companies,” President Rouhani said, addressing a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday.
He said that the US meddling is not limited to the Middle-East region, adding, “Today the Americans interfere in Latin America and the fate of Venezuela, and we are witnessing the Americans’ interventions in all parts of the world, while their actions are not even to the benefit of the US and its people.”
Rouhani underlined that a major part of the security prevailing over the region is the result of Iran’s firm support for the regional nations against terrorism.
Following the US recognition of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the interim president of the country, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said Wednesday that Caracas was breaking diplomatic relations with the US, giving American diplomatic personnel 72 hours to leave the country.
Maduro stressed that the US had attempted to stage a coup in Venezuela, and vowed to fight for the Venezuelan people’s right to peace and a sovereign government of their choosing.
“We’ve had enough interventionism, here we have dignity, damn it!” he said in a televised address from the presidential palace.
At least 10 countries, including Russia, Turkey and Iran, have expressed their support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and condemned outside interference in Caracas.
China, which has backed Venezuela’s sovereignty, said it opposed any outside interference. Bolivia, Mexico and Cuba all supported the Venezuelan president.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi also reacted to the recent political developments in Venezuela and the US overt and unlawful interventions in the country’s domestic affairs on Thursday.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran supports the government and the nation of Venezuela in the face of any foreign intervention in the country’s internal affairs or any illegal or anti-popular actions, such as attempts to stage coups,” he said.
Qassemi expressed the hope that any political disagreements in Venezuela would be resolved as soon as possible by the people and government of the country through adoption of legal and peaceful solutions.