Protecting humans' lives needs global cooperation: Rouhani

March 24, 2020 - 11:41

TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that protecting lives of human needs global cooperation, adding that U.S. cruel sanctions imposed against the Iranian nation is in conflict with the humanitarian laws and UN regulations.

Formation of a new government in Tunisia is a good opportunity for developing relations and cooperation between the two countries, he said and stressed the need to further deepen ties in all fields of mutual interest.  

Speaking with President of Tunisia Kais Saied on Monday evening by phone, President Hassan Rouhani congratulated the National Day of Tunisia and his election as the President of the country, expressing hope that during the new term, relations between Iran and Tunisia would develop more than before, especially in regional and international fields.

Rouhani added, "the Islamic Republic of Iran considers no limits for developing relations and cooperation with the Republic of Tunisia and we must make good use of the capabilities and potentials in the two countries in this regard.”

Rouhani pointed out that with the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic, it has now become a global issue and all governments and nations must stand together to fight it, "today, saving lives of humans and dealing with this disease requires universal cooperation and action.”

The president said that the US government has intensified its cruel measures and sanctions against the Iranian people in these difficult conditions, adding, "the prevention of sending medicine and humanitarian aid and banking relations required for meeting needs of the people are in conflict with the humanitarian and UN regulations".

Rouhani stated that all countries around the world should condemn the United States' inhumane acts and invite them to return to UN laws and humanitarian principles, saying, "as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, Tunisia has the duty to take steps in standing up to cruel, inhumane sanctions.”

The president also highlighted the development of regional and international relations and cooperation between Iran and Tunisia and the efforts of the two countries to promote peace and security in the region and to protect rights of the oppressed Palestinian people.

For his part, Tunisia's President Kais Saied praised the Islamic Republic of Iran's sovereignty over regional and international fields, as well as those of the Islamic World, saying, "development of relations and cooperation with Iran is very important for Tunisia.”

Criticizing the US' inhumane sanctions imposed against the Iranian nation, the President of Tunisia said, we believe that in the current situation that all countries are facing with the outbreak of coronavirus, the United Nations must belong to all nations in these conditions."

"There is no doubt that Iran and Tunisia are together in tackling various global challenges, including coronavirus," he said.

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