TEHRAN (Iran News) –The Western countries especially countries like the U.S., UK and France have been using methods as “bogeymen” to frighten the independent countries in order they can milk them and the Islamic Republic of Iran has been strongly resisting this move of the West which has led to spread Iranophobia specially for the Persian Gulf and other states in the world so that they can dictate their policies on Tehran and making most of it and by looting the wealth of those countries.
In recent decades, Iran’s nuclear issue, missile and drone programs have turned as tools to be used as “bogeymen” to frighten Iran’s neighboring countries while the Islamic Republic of Iran does not have evil intention by advancing its nuclear, missile and drone programs and the country wants them just for its own domestic consumption and self-defense because one cannot trust on the West and hostile countries as any moment they can resort to any pretext for invading the country like what the U.S. did during the invasion on Iraq in 2003 under this pretext that Iraq owned weapons of mass destruction but after the end of the Iraq war and toppling of Saddam Hussein, no weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq.
Now the West led by the U.S. has started the same game and excuse for attacking or putting pressure on Iran either politically or maybe later physically to tame Tehran for milking it but it will definitely fail to defeat Iran, and one cannot expect any crazy move by the West for attacking Iran militarily and the West’s only tool is its sanctions and pressure on other countries to increase the pressure on Tehran in the international bodies.
On Thursday the Islamic Republic of Iran in a statement strongly condemned a new round of sanctions imposed by the block on the country over alleged human rights violations and drone deliveries to Russia, warning that persistent Iranophobia campaigns would affect mutual cooperation and interests.
The Iranian ministry issued an 11-article statement on Thursday in reaction to the latest sanctions which were imposed by EU’s foreign ministers on Monday.
The statement expressed “strong protest” against the imposition of “unacceptable and baseless” sanctions by the European Union, noting, “The Islamic Republic of Iran believes that dialogue with the EU and its members are possible through mutual respect, trust, and interests.”
“Accordingly, we have left the doors of dialogue open but meanwhile, we do not stop expressing our demands and criticisms. Naturally, the opportunities to promote mutual interests will be significantly affected if the media hype that is being followed in the framework of Iranophobia is not stopped,” it read.
According to a statement issued by the EU foreign ministers, 20 individuals along with one entity — the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting — have been sanctioned over alleged human rights abuses, while four more people and as many entities blacklisted over the issue of drones. The bloc’s new sanctions include asset freezes and travel bans to the EU.
The new sanctions came after Iran imposed a round of sanctions on dozens of the EU and British officials and entities over their support and instigation of recent deadly riots in the country and their meddlesome statements about the Islamic Republic’s internal developments and support for terror in Iran.
The Thursday statement further noted that the Islamic Republic of Iran has been “steadfast” in supporting and promoting human rights despite campaigns waged by some governments to defame the country.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran by no means accepts the fabricated agendas, which are part of an organized political campaign to put maximum pressure on a thriving government and nation which are resisting two simultaneous challenges, namely international isolation and the US’s economic warfare,” it stressed.
The statement slammed in “strongest terms” the exploitation of international mechanism, be it in the UN Human Right Council or meetings of EU foreign ministers.
It noted that Iran’s police and security forces have acted to contain the violence according to “precise and defined” regulations which are based on laws and religious teachings and respect for the rights of individuals.
The issue of human rights has become a tool for pursuing the “political goals” of some European and American governments, the ministry added.
The statement reminded the West of its “brazen double standards” with regard to its allies such as the Israeli regime that is flagrantly violating human rights in the occupied territories of Palestine.
These countries are “morally disqualified” to preach others about human rights, it stressed, adding that according to a UN report, Western countries have violated human rights because of following the illegal and inhumane American sanctions against Iranian people and hence, should be held accountable.
European countries have complied with unilateral sanctions imposed by the U.S. since 2018 against Iran. These sanctions have basically targeted civilians as they have, for instance, restricted Iran’s access to medicine and medical equipment.
The West after successive failures in dealing with Tehran has found recent riots in Iran a best opportunity to increase pressure on Tehran through painting a negative picture of the country in the world and spreading Iranophobia and using Iran as a bogeyman to frighten, and impress other states even a small country like Liberia, which is struggling with domestic violence during the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women, talked negatively about Iran as if Iran is a dreadful state while this small country has forgotten what is going in Western countries regarding their African migrants and citizens.
As Tehran warned European countries, these countries and above all the U.S. are better to stop using Tehran as “bogeyman” for their ill intentions because the Islamic Republic of Iran is real defender of the human and women rights but not in American and Western styles and Iran is kinder and more beautiful than what the West tries to show it to the world and such hasty and hostile actions by the West are unable to stop the Islamic Republic of Iran from marching towards progress and increasing its influence among the freedom-seeking nations who want to get rid of world hegemony.