“Unilateral sanctions and financial terrorism violate worldwide regulation and international locations’ sovereignty, and the Islamic Republic of Iran, whereas condemning all sanctions in opposition to nations, particularly the Syrian nation, declares that it’ll proceed to assist the folks and authorities of Syria with higher energy.” , Raisi stated whereas addressing the beginning of the seventh Summit of the Guarantor States of the Astana Course of within the Tehran Summit Corridor on Tuesday night.
The total textual content of the President’s speech on the Summit is as follows:
“Within the identify of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Gracious
Reward be to God, Lord of the Worlds, and peace and blessings be upon our Grasp, Prophet Muhammad, his pure offspring and his chosen companions
To begin with, I wish to specific my appreciation and gratitude to the distinguished Presidents, Mr. Putin, the distinguished President of the pleasant nation Russia, and Mr. Erdogan, the distinguished President of the pleasant and fraternal nation Turkey, for accepting the invitation of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Participation within the seventh Summit of the Guarantor States of the Astana Course of.
I consider that the Astana Course of has achieved superb outcomes as a profitable framework for the peaceable settlement of the Syrian disaster, and its upkeep and improvement is the obligation of us three pleasant neighboring international locations as its guarantors.
First, I wish to emphasize the basic and unchanging rules that we share on the difficulty of Syria, particularly the necessity to preserve territorial integrity and cohesion, to respect the nationwide sovereignty and independence of the Syrian Arab Republic, and to find out the destiny of that nation solely by the arms of his folks by means of Syrian-Syrian dialogues and with out overseas interference.
Immediately, some 11 years have handed because the begin of the Syrian disaster, the Islamic Republic of Iran nonetheless believes that the one answer to the Syrian disaster is a political one and navy motion will not be solely ineffective however will worsen the state of affairs.
As Guarantor States of the Astana Course of, we’ve got traditionally advocated the political answer throughout the framework of the agreements reached, together with the conduct of the Syrian constitutional negotiations, and we’ve got emphasised our willpower to combat terrorism in its varied types all through the area , together with Syria, and we proceed to consider that the willpower of the leaders of the international locations guaranteeing the Astana Course of is to proceed the earlier agreements.
Today we proudly converse concerning the combat in opposition to terrorism, the place many sacrifices have been made on this method. I believe it’s essential to recollect and honor all of the martyrs of the combat in opposition to terrorism, and at their head is the martyr-lieutenant basic Qassem Soleimani.
We’re holding the summit of the Astana Course of proper now, whereas unilateral sanctions, notably by america, have put further stress on the Syrian folks and disadvantaged them of the potential for a traditional life, and that has grow to be clear to all of the events that aren’t managed to attain their political objectives by creating insecurity and instability in Syria are actually attempting to satisfy their illegitimate calls for with different strategies and with the politics of sanctions and stress.
Unilateral sanctions and financial terrorism violate worldwide regulation and international locations’ sovereignty, and the Islamic Republic of Iran, whereas condemning all sanctions in opposition to nations, particularly the Syrian nation, declares that it’ll proceed to assist the folks and authorities of Syria with higher energy.
The difficulty of Syrian refugees and internally displaced individuals is an important concern and the international locations of the area and the worldwide group ought to assist the refugees to return dwelling. We’re conscious of the issues and issues of Syria’s neighboring international locations on this regard and assist all efforts and initiatives on this regard.
We consider that the situation of humanitarian help from the belief of the political objectives of some Western international locations and the Zionist regime will disrupt this course of, and on this regard we demand extra severe consideration and motion from the worldwide group.
The one solution to set up stability and safety on Syria’s borders with its neighboring international locations is for that nation’s military to have a robust presence on the borders and its cooperation with neighboring governments. Quite a few experiences have proven that violating Syria’s territorial integrity has not helped to determine safety and combat terrorism, so respect for the nationwide sovereignty and independence of the unique Syria is inviolable.
A united, unbiased Syria with no unlawful overseas presence is not going to solely deliver peace to the folks of that nation after years of struggling, however will even contribute to the steadiness and safety of its neighbors. The unlawful presence of the American regime’s occupying forces has grow to be a destabilizing issue for Syria and the area. As America proliferates unlawful navy bases, it plunders Syria’s pure assets, notably its oil, and I stress the necessity for the nation’s armed forces to withdraw from your entire area, together with Syria, as quickly as attainable.
We additionally strongly condemn the rise within the scale of the Zionist regime’s encroachments on Syrian territory and assaults on the nation’s fundamental infrastructure, together with airports and ports. It has grow to be clear to everybody that this regime has linked its survival to aggression and insecurity in our area, and such actions, along with the occupation of the Golan area, a violation of the sovereignty of the Syrian state and an element of instability are a risk to the nation regional and worldwide peace and safety, the implications of which this regime of occupation will naturally face.
The United Nations Safety Council and the revered Secretary-Basic should fulfill their duties on this space earlier than the Zionist regime’s aggression turns into a significant safety concern.
Ultimately, I hope that constructive and helpful choices might be taken at this assembly, utilizing which we will witness the continuation and strengthening of the peace course of in Syria and lasting happiness for its honorable folks. Thanks very a lot to your consideration.”