No Moderation In Washington, War is the only Virtue
Iranian Presidents UN Address
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org Home Stephen Lendman)
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is a distinguished figure,
supporting world peace, deploring war polar opposite his Western
On Wednesday, he addressed the UN General Assembly in New York,
speaking forthrightly, explaining his agenda calls for moderation
and respect for human rights and prosperity and economic
revitalization at home, and constructive engagement around the
US and Israeli accusations against his nation are malicious,
hateful and false, a way to attack its sovereign independence,
inventing reasons to justify whats vicious and unjustifiable.
(M)oderation isthe chosen path of the great Iranian people,
Rouhani stressed, seek(ing) neither isolation nor hegemony
impl(ying) neither indifference, nor intransigence.
(M)oderation is the path of peace, an anathema agenda in
Washington, other Western states, Israel and their rogue
Iran threatens no one, Rouhani explained. It seeks mutual
cooperation with all other nations. It rejects intimidation and
Its impossible to achieve global peace and stability while
Muslims in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Bahrain, Afghanistan, Myanmar and so
many other places live in misery, war and poverty, he said US
imperial ruthlessness the root cause in most places.
Iran is committed to combat terrorism, not support or spread it
like Washington and its rogue allies. Accusations otherwise are
malicious lies. Tehrans leadership has no imperial ambitions.
It abhors nuclear weapons. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of
Action (JCPOA) bears testimony to wanting these WMDs eliminated
regionally and globally.
It is reprehensible that the rogue Zionist regime that threatens
regional and global security with its nuclear arsenal and is not
committed to any international instrument or safeguard, has the
audacity to preach to peaceful nations like Iran, Rouhani
Tehran strictly observes JCPOA terms. Itll respond decisively
and resolutely to its violation by any other party.
Trump wants the agreement rescinded, undermined or renegotiated.
He decided on what action hell take, not yet revealing his scheme
clearly something to sabotage an international treaty, how
Washington operates unaccountably.
Rouhani said breaching it will come at a high cost to
Washington. Trump already revealed his rogue agenda, seeking ways
to heighten his ignominy, not re-certifying the JCPOA or
undermining it by other means something he likely intends.
Rouhani, Foreign Minister Zarif, and other P5+1 countries agree
that JCPOA terms wont be renegotiated, no matter what Trump does or
Iran wont be deterred by his unacceptable actions. By violating
its international commitments...