Iran's Proposals to build a five-member block to deal with region's problems

Iran's Proposals to build a five-member block to deal with region's problems

Posted on Feb 6, 2020

Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan, Mohammad Ali Hussaini, proposed a five-member new block, including Pakistan and Iran, to tackle the region's problems and promote cooperation among other issues, including economic affairs.

Muhammad Ali Hussaini addressed the ceremony at the Islamabad Strategic Studies Institute (ISSI), celebrating the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran and the completion of 72 years of Pak-Iran relations.

Suggesting the new block, he said that 'countries like Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, Russia and China have the potential to create a new block for the better future of the region'.

In his address, he called for closer cooperation between Islamabad and Tehran to address the region's problems, including the Afghan conflict.

The Iranian ambassador criticized the role of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), saying that "unfortunately due to the role of some countries, the OIC has not been effective in resolving Muslim Ummah's problems and for the purposes of Muslims.

Calling for immediate attention to the problems facing Muslims, he said the US and Israel are trying to impose a new agenda on the Muslim world.

Muhammad Ali Hussaini said that "the Muslim world should never allow the removal of such issues as Palestine in its leaders' meetings and meetings", he also rejected US President Donald Trump's' century agreement '.

He suggested that other forums like D-8 and the Organization for Economic Co-operation (ECO) be used for bilateral economic cooperation for economic cooperation.

Referring to bilateral relations, he demanded that "all sorts of barriers to mutual cooperation be removed, as both countries have the potential to become important to each other in economic issues".

Talking about the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project, he said, "The use of this project and the important project of Pak-China Economic Transit (C-PAC) will be a game-changer and bring economic development to Pakistan and the region." '.

He said that establishing a railway system between Gwadar and Chahar Bihar and connecting it with Iran, Europe and Central Asia would lead to significant economic development in the region.

It is to be noted that US President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of the world powers' nuclear deal with Iran in 2018 and imposed economic sanctions on Iran, while other countries would not terminate economic ties with Iran. Sanctions were threatened.

Later last year, the United States also blamed Iran for attacking Saudi Arabia's oil company Aramco, which posed a threat to tensions in the region, while in the Middle East following the death of General Qasim Sulaimani in early January 2020. Once again the tension had increased.

Iran voted in favour of Pakistan over the UN Security Council meeting on Kashmir, while Hamas and other Palestinian delegates have always supported the Palestinian issue.


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