Published: Thu, December 19, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

At KL Summit, Iran calls for transport insurance for Muslim nations

At KL Summit, Iran calls for transport insurance for Muslim nations

Japan was formerly a major buyer of Iranian crude but stopped purchases to comply with US sanctions imposed after the United States unilaterally quit the nuclear deal in May 2018.

"This (American) move and the sanctions won't be steady, and all countries in the world want to have close and good relations with Iran, particularly the countries with which we've had good ties traditionally", Rouhani added.

Earlier this week, Iranian authorities accused the USA of resorting to "economic terrorism" by deliberately hindering the country's access to medicines and medical equipment from overseas.

"Prisoner swap was done without holding any negotiations (with the U.S.), and it is done based on Iran's humanitarian approach", Khosravi said, adding that "it is not start of any new path and it is an end to the hard situation of innocent people who have been incarcerated by the U.S.' worldwide banditry". Iran's First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri yesterday said he can not believe that even an independent country such as India is refusing to buy Iran's oil due to the crippling USA sanctions.

"The Muslim world should be designing measures to save themselves from the domination of the United States dollar and the American financial regime", he said at the opening ceremony among world leaders from Turkey, Qatar and host Malaysia.

Mr Rouhani suggested the creation of a special banking and financial mechanism among Muslim nations, using local currencies for trade and giving each other trade privileges to deepen linkages.

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Furthermore, Iranian authorities, including President Rouhani, have asserted that Tehran would be ready for talks, if Washington cancels its sanctions on Tehran. But if Muslim countries harness their collective strength, they could confront such problems, he said.

He also insisted summit organisers were "not discriminating (against) or isolating anyone" after the absence of Saudi Arabia triggered speculation the meeting was aimed at countering the kingdom's influence.

Unfortunately for Erdogan's ambitions, Saudi Arabia chose not to attend, triggering a string of demurrals that culminated in Pakistan also bowing out.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched a veiled criticism against the OIC, telling the conference that the platform that brings the Muslim world together was besieged by a "lack of implementation".

Muslims account for 94% of worldwide conflict with one out of three weapons sold globally finding its way to the Middle East, he said.

Mr Rouhani leaves on Friday for a two-day visit to Japan.

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