Tehran meeting seeking condemnation for sanctioning independent states

Amirabdollahian met and held talks with Cuba’s Deputy Foreign Minister Elio Rodríguez Perdomo on the sidelines of the ‘First session of the Group of Friends in Defense of the Charter of the United Nations’ here in Tehran, Iran.

Evaluating the level of relations between Iran and Cuba in political fields as positive, Amirabdollahian emphasized boosting cooperation in economic areas in the context of available capacities and reaching the level of political ties between the two countries.

He underlined that the purpose of the meeting of “the Group of Friends in Defense of the Charter of the United Nations” is to send a serious message of condemnation of unilateralism and sanctions against independent states.

Elio Rodríguez Perdomo, for his part, condemned the terrorist attack in Shiraz and referred to the various grounds for enhancing cooperation between the two countries, especially in the economic fields.

The Group of Friends in Defense of the Charter of the United Nations was formed by 19 countries to preserve, upgrade, and defend the credibility of the UN Charter.

The member states of the group comprise Algeria, Angola, Belarus, Bolivia, Cambodia, China, Cuba, North Korea, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Iran, Laos, Nicaragua, Palestine, Russia, Saint Vincent, and the Grenadines, Syria, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.

The group plans to promote international law, the UN Charter, and coordination concerning joint initiatives to strengthen respect for the objectives and principles of the UN Charter, as well as values such as dialogue, tolerance, solidarity, and peaceful coexistence among nations.


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