Kosachev: UN should condemn U.S. support of anti-government riots in Iran


MOSCOW, January 4. /TASS/. The promise of the President of the United States Donald trump’s support for the rebels in Iran “when the time comes” is nothing but gross interference in the Affairs of another country and worthy of discussion and condemnation in the United Nations (UN). This opinion in an interview with TASS was expressed on Thursday the head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev.

“As Obama promises rebels “huge support from the United States, when the time is right” is, in my opinion, at least no less weighty a subject for discussion and condemnation in the UN than Iran’s unrest,” – said Kosachev.

He noted that he supports the position of permanent representative of Iran to the United Nations, which has already lodged a formal complaint with the UN accusing the US of “brazen interference” in the Affairs of the Islamic Republic and inciting violence. “In my opinion, this position deserves support – it is impossible to pretend that, say, the United States is always to have work and they have the right to make such statements in support of anti-government revolts in other countries. It appears that it is time the “global instigator” quite officially to give a hand”, – said the Senator.

Contradictory US response

In his view, is quite contradictory U.S. response to events in Iran may indicate that initially not Washington is behind the protests in Iranian cities. “I think he [Washington] did not fully understand what the driving forces of these protests – and they are very different from those that were inspired by the Iranian “street” in years past. Or in the US, by contrast, realize that what is happening in Iran is not a “color revolution” by analogy with neighbouring countries, as protesters are driven by not a desire to turn the country toward the West,” – said the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council.

However, according to Kosachev, it “did not prevent Washington to undertake enhanced efforts to “cling” to the protests in Iran – not focusing on their goals, but simply as a chance to “shake” the disliked regime – and thus achieve their maximum internationalization”. “In particular, announcing the discussion of the Iranian events at an emergency session in the UN, the US would also like to give at least some legitimacy of its own blatant and gross interference in Iranian Affairs – not the other way because Washington’s actions cannot be called”, – said the parliamentarian.

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