(IRNA) - Venezuelan Ambassador to Egypt Victor R Carazo said in Cairo on Sunday that no country has the right to impose sanctions on Iran.
Speaking to IRNA, Carazo said big states use sanctions as a tool to make countries tow their line or achieve certain ends and, in the case of Iran, because of its nuclear activities which are decidedly for peaceful purposes and not to produce a nuclear bomb as claimed by its enemies, reports Trend.
The Islamic Republic of Iran has never contemplated an attack on regional states and has always tried to settle problems through peaceful means, he added.
He voiced his country's support for the international call for a Middle East free from weapons of mass destruction, saying
implementation of all articles of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to countries without discrimination was a prerequisite to achieving this goal.
Pointing to the current situation in Iraq, he said the Iraqi people have made it clear that they want foreign forces out of their country and the right to run their own affairs.
Turning to the situation in Lebanon, he said that Venezuela favors negotiations between opposing groups in Lebanon to settle the country's problems.