The US is going to face stronger global opposition to its unilateral policies during this year’s General Assembly of the united Nations, Iran’s UN Ambassador Majid Takht Ravanchi said.
In an interview with IRNA on Sunday, the Iranian envoy said the upcoming session of the UN General Assembly will be held via videoconference due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Diplomatic missions from the member states will not partake in the event, as speeches will be presented through recorded videos, he noted.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will deliver a speech on Tuesday and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is going to give an address to the meeting to mark the 75th anniversary of establishment of the UN, Takht Ravanchi added.
Iran will also take part in some other high-ranking meetings, he said.
In the same context, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson recommended that the US government should honor its commitments and stop lawlessness to return to the international community.
“Tehran’s message for Washington is clear. Return to the international community, return to your commitments, and stop lawlessness, and the international community will accept you,” Saeed Khatibzadeh said at a weekly press conference on Sunday.
Highlighting the US government’s total isolation in its bid to trigger the snapback mechanism of the JCPOA, he said the US is facing “most bitter days and hours”.
The US isolation is a tell-tale sign that its power is flimsy, the spokesman added.
“The US is well aware how hollow, futile and ineffective its claim is,” Khatibi said, referring to Washington’s push to activate the so-called snapback mechanism of the JCPOA, from which it withdrew in 2018.