US will be compelled to change bullying policy: envoy

MNA – Alireza Jahangiri, the Iranian ambassador to The Hague, said that the United States will be ultimately compelled to change its bullying policy against all countries across the world.

Speaking at Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, on Friday, Iranian ambassador to The Hague Alireza Jahangiri said the US’ unilateral withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, as well as the country’s violation of other international commitments, have killed trust in the efficacy of diplomatic efforts, and are considered a threat to global security.

“With the current isolation of the United States in the world, and the country’s repeated use of force and pressure against all other countries, the US will be ultimately compelled to change its bullying policy,” said Jahangiri.

He noted that Iran, as one of the biggest victims of chemical attacks, has an active role at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague.

He went on to add, “terrorist groups in Syria, with help from the White Helmets, have falsely incriminated Syrian government forces of having used chemical weapons in a bid to compensate for their own losses. Such allegations, even before they could have a chance to be investigated and verified, have been used as a pretext for US’ unlawful attacks on Syria.”

Jahangiri then discussed the grievous humanitarian situation in Yemen, saying the situation is the result of Saudi Arabia’s insistence on the wrong policy of opting for a military approach, foreign interference, and a lack of serious efforts by the West due to their financial benefits from selling weapons to Saudi Arabia.

“If Iran’s proposals for a Yemeni-Yemeni settlement had been taken into account, we wouldn’t be witness to this humanitarian crisis now,” he added.