Raisi to Macron: West-backed IAEA resolution aimed to pressure Tehran
During a phone conversation with his French counterpart, Iran's President deems any foreign interference in the region as being against security and stability.
Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron held Saturday a phone conversation during which they discussed regional and international developments and ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation between Iran and France.
During the two-hour conversation, Raisi pointed to the significant increase in political and economic cooperation between Iran and several countries and confirmed that the US sanctions imposed on Iran would inflict losses on the global economy, especially the European economy.
Iran is ready to play a role in ending Ukraine war
The Iranian President emphasized that "had it not been for the security role that the Islamic Republic played in the region, especially the fight against terrorism and Tehran's support for the territorial integrity and national sovereignty of other countries in the region, ISIL [Islamic State] would declare a caliphate in Europe today."
The Iranian leader underlined that the solution to regional problems lies in the hands of countries of the region, deeming any foreign interference in the region as being against security and stability.
Raisi expressed Iran's readiness to play a role in ending the Ukraine way through political dialogue, dismissing war as a solution to resolve disputes between states.
Western-backed IAEA resolution aimed to pressure Tehran
He also criticized the US and Europe's non-constructive actions, pointing out that the Western-backed International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) resolution was a crisis-making action that aimed to pressure Tehran.
On his part, Macron stressed the importance of Iran's role in the region, adding that "France supports Iran's stances on opposing the military operations by some countries in the region against Syria."
The French President also pointed to Paris' efforts to bring the Iranian nuclear talks to a conclusion.