The United States said Tuesday an international conference next month to promote peace and stability in the Middle East is not aimed at demonizing Iran, which has denounced the gathering as America’s anti-Iran “circus.”
U.S. deputy ambassador Jonathan Cohen told the Security Council that the conference in Warsaw on February 13-14 sponsored by the United States and Poland is also not aimed at discussing the merits of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal known as the JCPOA, which U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from in 2018.
He called the ministerial meeting a brainstorming session to “develop the outline of a stronger security architecture” in the Mideast with sessions on the humanitarian crises in Syria and Yemen, missile development, extremism and cybersecurity.
Cohen’s comments followed complaints from Iran directed at Poland for co-hosting the conference and a tweet by Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denouncing it as a U.S. anti-Iran “circus.” Poland’s foreign minister Jacek Czaputowicz said in remarks published Monday that Iran wasn’t invited and Russia would not attend.
Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia told the Security Council later that Moscow would like to believe the conference isn’t just aimed at one country. He then asked: “Why has that conference not invited Iran, which is one of the most significant and large countries in the region?”
“Attempts to create some kind of military alliances in the region, holding different conferences and focusing on having a simplified unilateral approach to the region that is clearly linked just to Iran, is counterproductive,” he said, “and just pushes further away the prospects of finding a genuine security architecture for the region.”
Read more: Haaretz
Iran Briefing | News Press Focus on Human Rights Violation by IRGC, Iran Human Rights
May 30, 2020 Comments Off on Iran Urges Lifting Tariffs for Exports to Georgia
May 30, 2020 Comments Off on Turkey, Iran seize on opportunity to exploit U.S. protests – Jerusalem Post
May 29, 2020 Comments Off on World War 3: US BLOCKS Iranian fuel shipments to Venezuela in fresh row
May 16, 2020 Comments Off on Iran’s coronavirus crisis exacerbates internal struggle between government and IRGC
May 30, 2020 Comments Off on Britain, France, Germany ‘Regret’ U.S. Decision To End Sanctions Waivers On Iran’s Nuclear Program
May 29, 2020 Comments Off on Iran Warns U.S. on Naval Activity in the Gulf
May 29, 2020 Comments Off on Iran’s parliament taps hard-line former IRGC commander as speaker
May 27, 2020 Comments Off on Second Iranian Oil Tanker Arrives At Venezuela’s Largest Refinery
May 30, 2020 Comments Off on Iran Urges Lifting Tariffs for Exports to GeorgiaIranian Ambassador to Georgia Seyed Javad Qavam Shahidi in a meeting with Russian Foreign Ministry’s Regional Director-General Kakha Sikharolidze urged him to address the limitations created for...
May 30, 2020 Comments Off on Turkey, Iran seize on opportunity to exploit U.S. protests – Jerusalem PostTurkey and Iran have wasted no time in exploiting the protests in the United States sparked by the death of an African-American man in police custody, the Jerusalem Post said on Saturday. Turkey, the...
Feb 10, 2020 Comments Off on Qasem Soleimani, a hero or a terrorist?On 3rd of January a news spread in social media regarding Qasem Soleimani and AbuMahdi Mohandes who has died by a US drone strike near Baghdad Airport and this was the end of their lives. In social media, especially Iranian users, there was a chaotic situation, some called of “the general of...