Emergence of Revolutionary Powers Leads to Israel's Isolation
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has expressed confidence that the emergence of regional revolutionary powers will lead to the growing isolation of the Israeli regime and the promotion of the Palestinian cause.
“We will definitely witness a growing isolation of the Zionist regime (Israel) and the promotion and enhancement of the sacred cause of Palestine among nations and governments as the wave of Islamic Awakening among regional nations materializes and governments emerge on the will of Muslim people,” Salehi said.
The Iranian top diplomat also reiterated the Islamic Republic’s principled position of backing the ideals of Palestine and the holy Quds (Jerusalem), stressing that Iran views the current developments in Syria from the perspective of the country’s significant role in supporting the resistance front.
He then said that the Islamic Republic considers a purely Syrian solution to the unrest in the key Middle Eastern nation as viable, and rejects any foreign interference.
“Salehi noted that the government reforms in Syria and the realization of the “legitimate and peaceful demands” of its people will lead to the resolution of the crisis in the country, while keeping Syria’s key position in the resistance front.”
He also called for vigilance on the part of all nations in the region against various “schemes by hegemonic powers and the Zionists in attempts to divert the actual trend of Islamic and Arab opposition to the Zionist enemy by inciting ethnic and religious tensions,” reiterating that a stronger unity would be the key to bringing victory and honor to all regional states, including Palestine.
Iran's Foreign Minister has also called on Turkey and Syria to exercise restraint with regard to the issue of the recent downing of a Turkish fighter jet by Syria.
Salehi called on both sides to remain calm, and expressed optimism for the peaceful settlement of the issue through restraint and calm.
Iran's Foreign Minister also said that Cyprus as the upcoming head of the European Union can play an effective role in reducing misunderstandings between the Islamic Republic and the EU.
Salehi said, “In view of the misunderstandings that have transpired between Iran and the European Union, it would be possible to take effective steps towards the reduction and removal of such misconceptions with the help of Cyprus.”
Iranian foreign minister further added that Cyprus has always taken a fair and reasonable position towards Middle East issues, particularly regarding Palestine, stressing, “This country is the closest EU state to the Middle East and has long assumed a productive and effective role.”
Salehi reiterated the significance of Cyprus to Iran, noting that the country’s leadership position in the European Union doubles its importance for Tehran, “and we hope to witness further improvement of ties between the two nations as well as between Iran and Europe.”
The Iranian foreign minister stated that the relations between Tehran and Nicosia are progressing, adding that Iran was among the first countries to recognize the independence of Cyprus.
Iran's Foreign Minister Ali also said the country is a pioneer in various scientific fields and is capable of exporting research nuclear reactors to other countries.
The minister noted that in addition to exporting nuclear reactors, Iran is also producing 20-percent enriched uranium as fuel for those reactors.
“Iran is currently a pioneer country in the field of biotechnology, and in space science, it is the sole country in the Islamic world and among developing countries which has sent three satellites into the orbit,” he said.
The minister stated that Iran attaches great importance to the European Union and developing EU relations is a priority for the Iranian foreign policy.
Iranian Foreign Minister has also expressed optimism about the resolution of the Iranian nuclear energy issue, stressing patience.
Negotiations over Iran's nuclear issue are moving forward but patience is needed, Salehi said.
He added that Iran and the P5+1, comprising the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany, are both treading on the right path; nevertheless, the process of talks would every so often slow down and then gain momentum.
“Both sides tend to resolve the issue in a way that will yield win-win results,” Salehi pointed out.