Kharazi Called on Saudi Arabia to Respect Islamic Republic of Iran
Seyed Mohammad Sadegh Kharazi, the former Ambassador of Iran to the United Nations, says Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to establish positive and constructive ties with the U.S. government.
“After the election of Hassan Rouhani as the next president of the country, the Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to pursue new policies with regard to different issues. The other countries and governments should make their decision clear whether they want to improve their ties and relations with Iran.” Sadegh Kharazi remarked in an interview with local media on Friday.
“Although the U.S. government has sent positive messages to the Iranian officials, but it should also stop imposing more sanctions on Iran’s economy. These moves actually hurt and delay the common progresses.” Kharazi continued.
According to the new bill passed by the United States House of Representatives, more economic embargoes should be imposed on Iran to stop the country continuing its blatant nuclear activities. Iran is reportedly developing nuclear weapons, but Tehran rejects these claims.
Sadegh Kharazi recommended the new president Hassan Rouhani to improve Iran’s relations with the Middle Eastern states.
“Iran should employ new policies regarding its ties with neighboring governments and Islamic states. However, some regional governments should change their policies too. Unfortunately countries like Saudi Arabia are carrying on standpoints against Iran on various subjects.” Seyed Mohammad Sadegh Kharazi added.
He criticized the Saudi King for not respecting political etiquette. “The former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had visited Saudi Arabia for several times, but high-ranking officials of this country have refused to pay any visit to Iran.”
Sadegh Kharazi also found Saudi Arabia guilty for the common crises of the region. “Over the recent years, Saudi Arabia has funded and supported the paramilitary groups in the Middle East region, and most of them are conducting operations against the Shia minorities.”