The shocking act of the American pastor and the reaction of the foreign ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran
The Press Section of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Bern, while presenting its greetings, would like to draw your kind attention to the following points:
A-The shocking act of the American pastor and the reaction of the foreign ministry of the Islamic Republic of
On April 29, a radical American pastor, Terry Jones, who on the anniversary of 9/11 attacks last year burnt copies of Quran the holy book, repeated his heinous act at a
In this regard, the Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran issued a statement and condemned the burning of the Holy Quran, saying the measure is in line with the failed
project of spreading Islamophobia by some western countries. The statement added: undoubtedly these lowly measures will result in religious hatred and in the wrath and resentment of the Muslims all
over the world.
The Foreign Ministry further criticized American government for failing to confront those responsible for the recent Quran burnings at the US-run Bagram Airbase, in Afghanistan,
saying such silence has made extremists such as Mr. Jones more aggressive in their behavior.
The US government should make an immediate apology to the world of Islam, the statement concluded.
B- Two new anti- Iranian executive orders:
- US President Mr. Barack Obama issued two anti-Iranian executive orders on April 23 and May 1, 2012 imposing new rounds of extraterritorial and unjust sanctions against Iran and
its economic partners.
- During his less than 4 years tenure, President Obama issued seven executive orders against the Islamic Republic of Iran, while even President George Bush in his 2 terms
presidency had not signed any such orders and solely extended the previous ones. Those aggressive, extremist and unfair policies indicate that the present administration is not courageous enough to
fulfill its election slogan of a genuine change. The aforementioned hostile acts, certainly would not lead to consensus, cooperation and peaceful settlement of international
-The Islamic Republic of Iran believes that such unilateral bellicose sanctions imposed by the US administration just after the new round of negotiations held in Istanbul on 14
April, 2012 which was unanimously considered as constructive and positive, demonstrated the US government’s confrontational approach towards the Islamic Republic of Iran.
- On the contrary, Iran strongly believes that the language of pressures and aggression and depriving a nation from its inalienable rights is not and won't be conducive to any positive
- It is crystal clear that in the whole Middle East only the Israeli Regime is in possession of a huge arsenal of 300 to 400 nuclear warheads. So the real disarmament should only
deal with this dangerous situation of an atomic regime which has fought with and occupied all its neighbors territories and has not refrained in committing any war crime to achieve its illegitimate
The press section of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran avails itself of this opportunity to renew the assurances of its highest consideration.