Developing states should promote ties, resist enemies greed
New York, President Hassan Rouhani told President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela in New York on Wednesday , Today, independent countries should develop relations in all fields and resist enemies' greed, proving them that the path they have taken is wrong.
The people of Iran and Venezuela have continuously been under the aggression and sanctions of the United States, he said.
He also referred to the United States' illegal and unilateral withdrawal from the JCPOA, adding, The Americans invite us for dialogue, and at the same time, are seeking to overthrow the system in Iran, thinking that if they put pressure on the people, they can achieve this goal; but they don't know that a government that enjoys people's support will not surrender to threat.
The Iranian President also referred to Wednesday's UNSC session as a new failure of US President, saying, The Islamic Republic of Iran welcomes development of relations with Latin American countries, especially Venezuela, in all fields of mutual interest.
He went on to appreciate the Venezuelan government and nation's condolences to the Iranian nation over the Ahwaz terrorist attack, and added, Such incidents indicate that all countries around the world should be serious in fighting terrorism.
For his part, President Maduro said, The enemies want to use terrorism as a means to dominate the interests of nations, and we should stand up to them.
Development of relations and cooperation between independent countries like Iran and Venezuela will lead to the defeat of the enemies, serving the interests of the two nations, he continued.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA