Rouhani warns violation of nuclear deal will erode U.S. credibility

Source: Time

UNITED NATIONS – President Hassan Rouhani took to the most prominent international stage on Thursday to warn the U.S. that any violation of the internationally recognized nuclear deal with Iran will “further erode the credibility” of Washington in the world.

Addressing the annual UN General Assembly in New York, Rouhani said, “Any failure on the part of the United States in implementing it (the nuclear deal) would constitute an international wrongful act” that “would be objected to by the international community.”

Following if the full text of President Rouhani’s speech at the UN:

In the name of God, the most Compassionate, the most Merciful

Praise be to Allah, Lord of the two Worlds, and peace be upon our Prophet Mohammad and his family and companions.

Mr. President,

I congratulate you on your election as the president of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly and I hope that the decisions and initiatives taken by this Assembly play an effective role in resolving the problems that our world is currently facing.

Mr. President,

Mr. Secretary-General,

Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

15 years have passed since the painful terrorist attack in this city; a disaster whose human dimensions moved the entire world. On that day, no one imagined that this occurrence would lead to larger disasters, resulting in a devastating war in the Middle East and the spread of insecurity across the globe. This war has sown the seeds of borderless terrorism everywhere on earth. Today, the most pressing question as to why we are facing such a situation should be on the agenda of international forums. We need to find out which approaches, policies and erroneous actions paved the way for the spread of insecurity throughout the world. And what would be the picture the world 15 years from now.

Security has become a global problem at a time when major powers are mainly focusing on advancing different methods of repression and military intervention under the pretext of creating a secure environment for their citizens. The genesis of borderless violent extremism and terrorism could be attributed to the security strategies developed by major powers in the past 15 years. The main lesson to learn from the analysis of this trend is that security in one region at the cost of insecurity in others would not only be impossible but it could also lead to more insecurity everywhere.

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Categories: Asia, Iran, The Muslim Times

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