News ID: 128280
Publish Date : 11 June 2024 - 21:39

Iran Calls for New Structures at BRICS Meeting to Counter Western Unilateralism

TEHRAN - Iran’s Acting Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani says the provision of military, financial, equipment, political, legal, and media backing to an occupying and racist regime is merely a fraction of the characteristics of a unilateral world order.
Bagheri Kani made the remarks at the BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs/International Relations Meeting in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod on Tuesday.
The top Iranian diplomat emphasized the significance of the emerging multilateral coalition within BRICS for establishing new global financial, economic, trade, and political structures, highlighting the impact of Western unilateralism in endorsing the actions of the Zionist regime in Gaza.
Bagheri Kani characterized Gaza as the ultimate display of unilateralism’s outcomes, highlighting the deaths of tens of thousands of innocents, the slaughter of women and children, the displacement of helpless people, the killing of numerous journalists and international organization members, the obliteration of urban infrastructure, the ruin of multiple medical, religious, educational, and administrative facilities, the proliferation of diverse diseases among the oppressed populace, and above all, the provision of military, financial, logistical, political, legal, and media backing to the occupying and discriminatory regime as merely a fraction of the unilateral world order’s essence.
The Islamic Republic of Iran maintains that the struggle against occupation is an undeniable reality as long as occupation persists. Therefore, the only enduring solution is the prompt and unconditional cessation of the occupation of all territories, followed by a United Nations-supervised referendum involving all Palestinians—Muslims, Christians, and Jews—to decide the future of the Palestinian nation and state, he underlined.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Bagheri Kani highlighted the tactics of intimidation used by dominant systems, such as economic sanctions, pointing out that the Islamic Republic of Iran has endured years of unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States. Despite this, Iran has managed to forge a new path of progress under such pressures through the concept of a resistance economy. This approach involves implementing flexible internal mechanisms and establishing secure external connections, allowing Iran to neutralize and circumvent sanctions effectively.
The Islamic Republic of Iran, highlighting its preparedness to showcase a resistance economy model, asserts that the moment has arrived for BRICS and allied nations to earnestly consider a viable model for financial, monetary, and banking autonomy that is independent of unilateral mechanisms, he concluded.
Iran Calls on UN to Force Israel to Implement ICJ Rulings
Iran has called on the United Nations to ratchet up pressure on Israel to make it abide by the rulings issued by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against the regime’s genocidal war on the Gaza Strip.
In a letter sent to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Bagheri Kani said the UN has a duty to urge all member states to refrain from collaborating with the aggressor regime as such a move could constitute complicity in the most serious crimes.
“Once again, I deem it necessary to underline the crucial role and inevitable responsibility of the United Nations with respect to the ongoing massacre in the occupied Palestinian territories by the Israeli regime,” he said.
“In this context, it is highly expected that your Excellency utilize all means available … to put pressure on the Israeli regime in order to compel it to abide by the binding provisional measure of the International Court of Justice and stop genocide of the Palestinian people.”
In a case brought by South Africa against Israel, the ICJ, the UN’s top court, issued three provisional measures on January 26, March 28 and May 24.
They respectively ordered Israel to take all measures within its power to prevent genocide in Gaza, allow unimpeded access of food aid into the besieged Palestinian territory, and immediately halt its military invasion of the southern city of Rafah.
Also in his letter, Bagheri Kani said the international community should urgently put an end to the ongoing atrocities perpetrated by the usurping entity in the occupied Palestinian territories and protect innocent civilians.
“I wish to reiterate that the international community is legally and morally duty-bound to stop and prevent the genocide of the Palestinian nation. It is imperative to ensure the immediate and unhindered fulfillment of all their humanitarian needs,” he noted.
Under the UN Charter, Bagheri Kani said, all states, specifically those who provide support to Israel, have legal responsibility to prevent genocide by ceasing aid to the genocidal regime.
Israel waged its brutal Gaza onslaught on October 7 after the Palestinian Hamas resistance group carried out its historic operation against the occupying entity in retaliation for the regime’s intensified atrocities against the Palestinian people.
So far, the Tel Aviv regime has killed at least 37,124 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and injured 84,712 others in the Gaza Strip.
Israel is deliberately blocking and delaying the flow of food and basic supplies into Gaza and using starvation of civilians as a method of warfare.