FM: Iranina people subjected to economic terrorism

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Added On July 19, 2019

Zarif made the remarks at a ministerial meeting at the UN headquarters on sustainable development goals (SDGs).

 
MOHAMMAD JAVAD ZARIF, Iranian Foreign Minister
 
"Regional threats and insecurity caused by foreign-sponsored terrorism, extremism and violence, hamper our efforts. Our people are also subjected to the most brutal form of 'economic terrorism' -- deliberately targeting innocent civilians to achieve illegitimate political objectives."
 
He noted that the economic sanctions imposed on Iran by the United States represent the greatest threat to the achievement of sustainable development goals of Iran and its neighbors.
In addition to such threats as "economic terrorism," the foreign minister admitted that Iran faces other challenges that include natural disasters, land degradation, desertification, and water scarcity.
 
Zarif said a renewed commitment to multilateralism and global solidarity is urgently needed.
 
MOHAMMAD JAVAD ZARIF, Iranian Foreign Minister
 
"A renewed commitment to multilateralism and global solidarity is urgently needed. This should also entail, among others, the developed world re-visiting its commitment to help create an enabling environment for sustained economic growth and sustainable development of all countries, regions, and ultimately the planet as a whole."