- ‘World powers are going against Iran’
- Iran’s President will also address ‘UNNGA’ this week
Relations between Iran and America have been heating up. Meanwhile, the President of Iran has given a statement about meeting with US President Joe Biden. Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi has said he has no plans to meet US President Joe Biden in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. Raisi told reporters at Tehran airport before leaving for New York on Monday that he had no plans to meet or hold talks with US leaders. We have no plans to meet him. The President of Iran will also address the United Nations General Assembly ‘UNNGA’ this week. He will address both the General Assembly and UNESCO meeting on religions.
‘World powers are going against Iran’
He described his presence at the United Nations as an opportunity to tell the world about the alleged “maliciousness” that unspecified nations and world powers are spreading against Iran. However, he did not make any detailed comment in this regard. President Raisi left for New York with Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdullahiyan and nuclear deal negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani. Negotiations on the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and other world powers have long been stalled.
Significantly, Iran is moving closer to Russia. Iran’s counterpart had also met with Putin in the past. At the same time, Putin is using drones made by Iran in the war with Ukraine. Just a few days ago, Putin met Chinese President Xi Jinping and Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi and also promised to send a major business delegation to Iran.
Putin wants to make Iran a permanent member of SCO summit
Putin also promised to do everything possible to make Iran a full-time member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. This political and security alliance includes Russia, China, Uzbekistan and Pakistan. Russia has been isolated from the West since its attack on Ukraine, prompting it to improve its cooperation with autocratic countries, especially North Korea and Iran. China could also be involved in this alliance and this could pose a real threat to Western countries in the coming years.