The Iranian Foreign Ministry said that Tehran supports China’s plan to establish peace in Ukraine and has blamed the United States and NATO for crises in the world, including the Ukrainian crisis.
“Now is the time to activate real diplomacy to end the conflict and all measures instead of propaganda and warmongering, as well as false accusations against others and insisting on unilateral measures,” the ministry said in a statement.
She added: “The Islamic Republic of Iran supports China’s position on a political solution and settlement of the Ukrainian crisis on February 24, 2023.”
And she continued: “The Islamic Republic of Iran believes that the elements contained in this document are sufficient to start negotiations on a mutually agreed framework for the cessation of hostilities in Ukraine, the cessation of unilateral measures and the restoration of the situation based on the principles of the Charter of the United Nations.”
Iran expressed its readiness to participate in the peaceful settlement of the crisis with the aim of ending hostilities, as well as any measures that could alleviate human suffering.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry confirmed that Tehran rejects war and unilateral sanctions and prefers dialogue and diplomacy absolutely to resolve differences between countries.
Iran denounced the hegemonic mentality and unilateralism that prevailed during the Cold War era by the United States and some other Western countries through national policies and regional arrangements (such as NATO), which are one of the root causes of many crises in the world, including the current crisis in Ukraine.
Last Friday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry published a document consisting of 12 articles, which presents Beijing’s position on a political settlement of the Ukrainian crisis. The document calls for an early cessation of hostilities and the start of peace talks between Russia and Ukraine.
The document emphasized a number of principles, including the need to abandon the Cold War mentality, the inadmissibility of achieving national security at the expense of the security of other countries, ensuring regional security by strengthening or even expanding military blocs, stressing that the legitimate security interests and concerns of all countries should be seriously take into account and reject double standards.