News ID: 62004
Publish Date : 13 January 2019 - 21:52

Poland’s Ingratitude to Iran’s Historical Favours

By: Kayhan Int’l Staff Writer
Both history and the trend of current developments bear testimony to the fact that Iran has neither been hostile towards Europe nor tried to interfere in the affairs of European states.
Yet Europe has not just not reciprocated Iran’s goodwill, but has never missed an opportunity to strike at Iran and at the interests of the Iranian people.
Our intention is not to refer to the wily fox called Britain, which is the source of Iran’s sufferings from the beginning of the 19th century up to the present era, when despite the triumph of the Islamic Revolution in 1979 that ended US hegemony in Iran, London has continued to gang up with Washington to plot against the Islamic Republic.
We are also not concerned here about France’s unending open hostility towards Iranian people, right since Napoleon backtracked on his military pact with Fath Ali Shah Qajar during the Russian war of 1813 to seize the southern Caucasus region from Iran, and the current asylum Paris has provided to MKO terrorists whose hands are stained with the blood of at least 17,000 Iranians including senior officials.
It is rather unfortunate that the latest European state to join the bandwagon of the Great Satan and its devilish clients scheming against us, is – of all countries – Poland, which ought to be called "an ingrate” in view of our goodwill towards its people not just during World War 2 when we hosted over 120,000 Polish refugees but during the 16th and 17th centuries when Poland was attacked at least on 75 different occasions by the armies of the Ottoman Empire and the Crimean Tatars, with whom the Safavids refused to join in the incursions into Christian Europe despite sharing a common religion.
Poland still has a few survivors who remember the 1942 exodus of Polish people to Iran via the Soviet Union, and how despite political instability and famine in Iran at that time, the Iranian people welcomed the refugees with smiles and generosity.
The city of Isfahan, which hosted many of the Polish refugees, has still persevered the cemetery, complete with a Christian Church and crosses on graves, of those of the Polish people who passed away during their stay in Iran.
Yet, despite this record of Iranian hospitality and goodwill, Poland has willingly agreed to the US demand to play host in its capital Warsaw – after which a street in Tehran is named – to a criminal conference of all those opposed to the Islamic Republic of Iran, and that too on February 13 and 14, during the 40th anniversary celebrations marking the triumph of the Islamic Revolution.
In response to such ingratitude Iran had no choice but to summon to the foreign ministry in Tehran Poland’s Chargé d’Affaires, Wojciech Unolt, to sound strong protest is helping the US in organizing the anti-Iran circus.
He was told: "This is a hostile measure by the United States against the Islamic Republic of Iran, and Poland is expected to avoid assisting the US in holding the conference.”
It was obvious, Unolt could not provide any proper or satisfactory answer. His faltering words that Poland has a different stance that the US and does not conform to the recent remarks made by US officials, failed to satisfy Iranian foreign ministry officials.
He was warned that the government of Poland should immediately compensate for the move or else face Iran will "inevitably take reciprocal measures”.
For the information of Poland, the Islamic Republic of Iran reserves the right to respond in the proper manner and is keeping all options on the table, which might be used if such a scandalous gathering goes ahead.
If Warsaw is really sincere in its policy vis-à-vis Iran, as Unolt claimed at the foreign ministry in Tehran, then it should summon the courage to tell the gangster Mike Pompeo and his thuggish boss Donald Trump the Dotard, that the said meeting is cancelled and Poland will not be a party to any anti-Iranian plot.