2 Nov 2019 13:00

U.S. actions related to imposing sanctions on Iran lead to development of terrorism - Iranian vice president

TASHKENT. Nov 2 (Interfax) - The actions of the United States related to its imposing economic sanctions on Iran and calling on other countries to support them lead to the development of terrorism, Iranian First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri said.

"The U.S. tries introducing and consolidating imposing economic sanctions on Iran and calls on other countries to counter Iran using such sanctions. These sanctions against Iran are what eventually leads to the development of international terrorism," Jahangiri said at an extended meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Heads of Government Council in Tashkent.

This stance contradicts the United Nations Charter, he said, calling on countries to "act responsible" when it comes to this issue.

Additionally, he drew attention to the situation, when some organizations were declared terrorist in some countries, while not being regarded as such in others.

"Unfortunately, the concept of double standards still exists. It's when an organization is deemed terrorist on one country and isn't considered as such in the other. I believe it is necessary to hold closer talks with other countries so that we are able to be approved by the UN Security Council and adopt cases as part of the Resolution 1223," Jahangiri said.

"Iran's geopolitical position is an important element for the establishment of a whole range of various unions, which could counter terrorist organizations effectively and collectively," he said.