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Iranian diplomat: ”Our view of the East is based on national interests”

Iranian diplomat: ”Our view of the East is based on national interests”

The Iranian national flag with the words “Neither East, nor West” – a founding principle of foreign policy since the Revolution (source: Imam-khomeini.ir)

The Director General of South Asia of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr. Seyed Rasoul Mousavi comments before the site Khamanei.ir various aspects of the foreign policy of “looking east”, which is being implemented by the administration of the president Ebrahim Raisi. His conclusion remarks are: “Iran is ready to cooperate with all kinds of global strategies within the framework of national interests and under its own “neither Eastern, nor Western” policy”

Khamenei.ir, 3 February 2022

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Cold War ended, but the international hegemony of Western and American dominance continued. Independent countries such as the Islamic Republic of Iran, due to their anti-hegemonic and anti-colonial nature, have made interaction and strengthening relations with countries outside the Western bloc a foreign policy priority.

While maintaining principles and considerations, this policy has a special place for Ayatollah Khamenei. The site KHAMENEI.IR has conducted an interview with Mr. Seyed Rasoul Mousavi, Professor of International Relations and Director General of South Asia of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to examine this issue in more detail.

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