Iran says he is ready for a new nuclear agreement, but he asks if we are

World | Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 7:52 AM

United Nations (AP) - Iran's president insisted on Wednesday that his country is taken seriously to relive an agreement aimed at preventing a nuclear bomb from acquiring, but questioned whether Tehran could trust the United States's commitment to any eventual agreement.

Iran says it is ready for a new nuclear agreement but asks if we are The president of Iran Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi addresses the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday September 21, 2022 at the headquarters of the United Nations. (AP photo / Mary Altaffer) The president of Iran Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi addresses the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday September 21, 2022 at the headquarters of the United Nations. (AP photo / Mary Altaffer) United Nations (AP) - The Iranian President insisted that his country was serious on Wednesday to relaunch an agreement intended to prevent it from acquiring a nuclear bomb, but wondered if Tehran could trust the commitment of the 'America towards any possible agreement. The United States had already "trapped" a previous agreement, said President Ebrahim Raisi to the United Nations General Assembly, referring to the American decision to withdraw from the agreement in 2018. Since the Iran revolution in 1979 which overthrew its Shah supported by the West, Tehran has disagreed with the United States and has sought to project itself as a counterweight to American power. Tehran's determination to resist American pressure has seen its construction of close links with countries like Russia, develop a program of domestic ballistic missiles and try to export its narrow revolutionary ideals to the countries of the Middle East through Shiite militias and proxies. Its nuclear program, which Iran insists for peaceful energy purposes, is considered an extension of its challenge to a world order led by the Americans. ADVERTISING After former American president Donald Trump moved away from the agreement negotiated by the Obama administration, Tehran has regularly abandoned all the limits that the agreement imposed on its nuclear enrichment. But the efforts to recover the agreement is now approaching a inflection point to take away or to say. European Union officials warned that the window for the conclusion of a nuclear agreement is about to conclude. In exchange for the acceptance of the terms of the new nuclear agreement, Iran would receive relief from economic sanctions and have given higher access to global financial markets and the flow of US dollars. "There is a large and serious desire to solve all the problems" in nuclear talks, said Raisi, but he added: "Our wish is only one thing: respect for commitments." "Can we really trust without guarantees and insurance that they will be up to their commitment?" He asked the United States The oscillations in American foreign policy with successive administrations concern not only Iran, but also the American allies who questioned America's reliability and its commitment to agreements, ranging from climate to security. While expressed the desire to conclude an agreement, Raisi criticized what he said was a meticulous examination of Iranian nuclear activities while the atomic programs of other nations remain secret - a reference to Israel, which did not never confirmed or denied having such weapons. Israel, who is vehemently opposed to the nuclear agreement, accuses Iran of concealing aspects of its nuclear program from the United Nations inspectors. ADVERTISING "We will not allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon," said US President Joe Biden in his own speech to the UN, but he stressed that the United States was ready to join the agreement if the 'Iran intensifies its commitments. Raisi, who was previously head of the Iranian judiciary, also denounced the Western “double standard” on human rights. He accused Israel of having created the largest prison in the world through his blockade of the Palestinian Gaza Strip. He also cited mass pits of indigenous peoples found in Canada and the way in which the United States hold migrants and refugees at its southern border. ADVERTISING Dressed in a traditional black turban identified with Shiite clerics, Raisi held a photo of the general killed Qassem Soleimani, whom he described as a "man in search of freedom". The head of the revolutionary guard who supervised the Iranian militias and the armed proxy groups in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and beyond, was assassinated in a strike authorized by Trump in 2020 at the height of tensions with the Iran. Raisi, who was sworn in as president only a year ago, was described as a protégé of the Iranian supreme chief of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. He spoke for the first time on the UN podium in his role as president. Last year, he pronounced remarks to the assembly practically due to the COVVI-19 restrictions. He told the gathered leaders that Iran wanted to have "in -depth relations with all our neighbors" - an apparent reference to the enemy of Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries in the region. Saudi Arabia and Iran have had a number of direct talks in the past year, although tensions remain high between the two. Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates recently reopened his embassy in Tehran and sent an ambassador to it. ADVERTISING Raisi's speech arrives at a sensitive moment in Iran. The ghost war of Israel against Iran continues. It is believed that the murder of Iranian nuclear scientists and sabotage attacks against the Iranian nuclear program. Meanwhile, Western sanctions, which Raisi described as a "punishment on the Iranian people", eaten away the Iranian reserves, exacerbated inflation and devalued Iran's currency against the US dollar. Economic protests have evolved - and are frequently encountered by deadly force. In recent days, the demonstrators have faced themselves with the police in cities across the country, including the capital, on the death of a 22 -year -old woman who was detained by the police of morality for having allegedly raped the Dress code strictly filled with the Islamic Republic. Raisi presented condolences to the woman's family and promised an investigation, while other Iranian officials accused the unnamed foreign countries of seizing the incident to foment the troubles. His death has triggered longtime anger among many Iranians, especially young people, in the religious in power of the country. ADVERTISING ___ The writer Associated Press, Joseph Krauss, contributed to this report. ___ Aya Batrawy, a correspondent based in Dubai for the Associated Press, is in assignment to the United Nations General Assembly. Follow her on Twitter at http://twitter/ayaelb ___ For more coverage AP of the United Nations General Assembly, visit https://apnews/hub/united-nations-seneral-resh

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