Raisi: US, allies resorted to failed policy of destabilizing region
The Iranian President says the role of Iran, as a powerful country with different capacities, can be an opportunity for other Asian countries.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi addressed Thursday the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana, during which he accused the United States and its allies of trying to destabilize the region.
In his remarks, the Iranian President said that Washington and its allies resorted to a failed policy of destabilizing the Middle East and other regions after their failed military threats and sanctions.
"What has made the Iranian nation successful and scared the hegemony-seeking powers is the Iranian nation's concentration on progress based on its current power," Raisi affirmed, stressing that "in the new redistribution of power, hegemonic approaches are rejected and the voice and role of independent countries are heard and taken into account more."
He made it clear that Iran is committed to creating a based-on-justice world order based on cooperation and mutual respect, adding that his country focuses on neighborhood policy, multilateralism, and sustainable integration.
The Iranian head of state pointed to the role that CICA can play in bringing the countries of the region together, hoping "that by turning CICA into a regional organization, the growth process of this valuable cooperation structure will continue to gain an effective position at the regional and international level."
In addition, Raisi indicated that "the CICA member states relying on their deep-rooted civilizational background, can base the existing methods for the expansion of peace and security on the basis of diplomacy and all-out interaction based on justice and spirituality."
Iranian foreign policy based on building relations with regional, trans-regional organizations
Before his departure to Astana, Raisi told reporters that the Iranian foreign policy is based on building relations with regional and trans-regional organizations, adding that during his short stay in Kazakhstan's capital, he will meet with a number of his CICA counterparts.
The Iranian President indicated that cooperation with regional and trans-regional organizations could strengthen convergence, good neighborliness, and multilateralism, pointing out that cooperation with organizations such as CICA could help Iran build good connections with the economic infrastructure of Asia.
He also highlighted that the role of Iran, as a powerful country with different capacities, can be an opportunity for other Asian countries.
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