Velayati slams pro-terrorism for regime change agenda



TEHRAN, Sep. 24 (MNA) – Ali Akbar Velayti of Iran told Michel Duclos of France that supporting terrorism for changing legal governments of ME is a wrong policy.

“The JCPOA is an international agreement that Iran annuls any renegotiation over or amendment upon it,” said the Head of the Strategic Research Center of Expediency Council of Iran on Sunday during meeting with Michel Duclos, the Director General of France’s the Académie Diplomatique Internationale (ADI) in Tehran.

“It seems that European countries, and especially France, should take up more independent stances in this regard,” the Iranian veteran diplomat surmised.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has always stressed on fighting terrorism, supporting legitimate governments, and backing the wronged people of the region as a principle policy of itself,” asserted the Iranian official who acts also as a top aide to Iranian Leader. “The Islamic Republic of Iran takes these principles as a necessity for ensuring world stability and security and this policy will be followed rigorously,” said Mr. Velayati.

 The Iranian former foreign minister, who was Iran’s chief of diplomacy for 16 years between 1981 and 1997, speculated that today the world is strategically influenced by the developments in the Middle East while in the past the ME was affected by world developments.

“If it was not for Iran’s resistance and principled policies in the region, I articulate it explicitly and overtly, today we would be witnessing growing spread of terrorism and the dominance of terror in the countries of the region, in place of legitimate establishments, and all of us have seen how cruelly these terrorists commit crimes,” highlighted the Iranian official.

“Regional problems assuredly won’t be solved through militancy and it is impossible to change legal governments with supporting terrorists groups, exerting pressure, and intimidating with terrorists attacks,” underlined Mr. Velyati. “This way will surely put global and regional peace and stability in danger.”