Iran's Ambassador To Moscow Suggested Creating A Club Of Countries Affected By US Sanctions
States that have experienced sanctions pressure from Washington could join forces to jointly oppose US policy, according to the Iranian Ambassador to Russia Kazem Jalali in an interview with Kommersant newspaper.
"I think it's time for us to create a club of countries under sanctions. Among its members will be many strong powers with developed economies: Russia, China, Iran," the diplomat said. According to him, such States should help each other to offset the negative impact of US actions.
He stressed that Washington does not want to see competitors whose positions in any region of the world would be stronger than the US. "They want Russia to be weak, China to be economically subordinate to them, and Iran to be their colony. Therefore, we need to cooperate, help each other, complement each other," Jalali explained.
"We have huge opportunities; we just need to show political will and make efforts to develop this potential competently. Iran has something to offer Russia and China. We are a large country with a large and fairly young population; we have a lot of minerals and advanced technologies. If we make joint efforts, we will overcome the US pressure," the Ambassador said.