According to News i Agency’s International Group, the Preset News Network has conducted interviews with 7 candidates for the Iranian presidential election, especially in the election program.
In one of these interviews, a question and answer session was conducted with “Dr. Mohsen Rezaei” and the text of this interview is as follows.
Q: In your opinion, what are the most important opportunities and challenges of the Islamic Republic of Iran at the international level?
A: We have great opportunities and great challenges in this decade. The most important challenge is the disorder, indiscipline and insecurity that we have in the region, and no country like Iran can end this disorder. Of course, with the cooperation and friendship that we establish with the countries of the region.
Ignoring Iran’s role in establishing peace and security will have no effect. We are ready to work together with other countries in the region to bring peace and security here. Peace and security here Because the energy of the world is here and the geopolitics of the region is here and it is an important part of international trade in our region, it will be important and effective for us internationally to play a greater role in the region. It is also effective in our international relations.
So in our government, I will seriously spend time in this area. Of course, we have many challenges and we have to sit down and resolve them with the countries of the region.
Q: It has been three months since the Islamic Republic of Iran started negotiations with Western countries in Vienna. The purpose of this fact is to negotiate the lifting of sanctions and the revival of Barjam. As of the moment we are at your service and recording this program, these negotiations have not been concluded. If you succeed in the election, what are your short-term and medium-term plans for nuclear talks with the P5 + 1 countries? On the other hand, if the United States continues this policy and does not lift sanctions, then what will be your plan?
A: Our government will abide by all its international obligations. Burjam is an international commitment that the Americans have violated. We will stick to it. What matters is that Americans are forced to live up to their commitments. We will do good diplomacy, but we will not delay the agreement in Vienna.
By activating the national economy, we will try to minimize our needlessness in our relations with Americans, and they will feel that the more time they waste, the more they will lose out. This means using diplomacy on the one hand and not delaying the country during the Vienna talks on the other. That means we will get on our knees and launch national production. Then they will follow us.
Q: Mr. Doctor, what is the main priority of your foreign policy? If you succeed and win the election, what will be the first thing your government will do as a foreign policy?
A: I take the neighborhood policy seriously, which means that I am trying to calm down the challenges that exist between our government and the countries of the region. Then I will seek to form the Southwest Asian Union with 25 countries around us. It could do the same thing as the European Union, and in fact bring together nearly $ 1,200 billion in annual trade.
The third priority (foreign policy) is the balance between East and West. Our government will be neither East without West nor West without East. I will try to strike a balance between East and West in our external relations.
Q: The member countries of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council are six countries that are neighbors of the Islamic Republic of Iran. These countries are located in the south of Iran and have different approaches to the type of cooperation and their policies towards the Islamic Republic of Iran. What are your plans for relations with these countries?
A: I take neighborhood policy seriously. But there are differences that we need to resolve. Our government will be a pioneer in resolving these problems; But it also depends on the support of the surrounding countries to adopt a logic and brotherhood.
Q: You mentioned that you want to strike a balance between East and West. Challenges related to the West It is clear to almost all political observers what challenges there are for Iran in its relations with the West, but what about the East? What challenges do you think there are for Iran to be able to expand its relations with the East?
A: We have less of a challenge with the East. The important thing is that in fact the relations we establish with the East are bilateral. That is, if we actually buy goods from them, they will give us technology. I do not accept that Iran should become just a market for China. For this reason, I will complete the 25-year strategic agreement with a complementary agreement that will increase our bilateral relationship and have more benefits from the transfer of knowledge and technology from China to Iran.
Q: How will the axis of resistance interact in your government? What changes will be made between the relationship between Iran and the countries of the resistance in the region?
A: If it were not for the axis of resistance, Iraq and Syria would be in the hands of ISIS today. Just as the Axis of Resistance supports Palestine, so the Axis of Resistance is the Axis of the fight against insecurity and terrorism. It is in the interest of Europe and the United States to support the Axis of Resistance and not just have a one-sided relationship with Israel. I suggest to Europe and the United States to start negotiations with Hezbollah and the Resistance Front and to recognize this Resistance Front. Indeed, if it were not for the Resistance Front, Iraq would have fallen to ISIS and Al-Nusra, and a kind of extremism and violent terrorism would have formed in the region, which would have made the whole world insecure.
Q: From the first day of the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the West, led by the United States, made various efforts to strike a blow to the Islamic Republic and began to exert various pressures, including supporting Iraq and Saddam in the eight-year war with Iran. , And now in different ways different presidents have tried to put different pressures such as sanctions on Iran and the Islamic Republic. Do you have a specific plan to deal with these pressures?
A: Americans need to get their teeth out of a one-way relationship. Iran will no longer return to a one-sided relationship with the United States. Our government will support any relationship that serves our national interests in practice, neither on paper nor in word. We will strive to expand our foreign relations, and develop our economy and trade. Therefore, it will be in their interest to stop this hostility. Hostility will not work. We will not fall short in defending the national interests.
Q: How will your foreign policy relate to Iran’s areas of regional authority, such as the axis of resistance, missile capabilities, and regional influence? How do you want to use these potentials?
A: We will continue our relations with the Resistance Front. We see the Resistance Front as an opportunity to make peace and counter terrorism. Therefore, our relations with Iraq, Syria and Lebanon will continue, and we will prevent any aggression against Islamic countries. But our goal is to make peace. Our goal is security, because if there is no security in the region, our security will be endangered inside. Iran’s security is intertwined with regional security.
Q: Mr. Doctor, Latin American countries can also contribute to economic and even political relations with Iran, as if they have had good relations so far. How much can we take advantage of these opportunities? What are your plans in this regard and what are your prospects for developing relations with these countries?
A: Latin America has great potential for us, especially in economics and trade. As we work hard to attract the market to develop trade, our relationship with Latin America will expand in our government.
Q: Some Arab countries in the region are in the process of normalizing relations with the Zionist regime. First of all, what is your assessment of this normalization, and secondly, what policies and programs are in place in your government to counter the anti-Iranian actions of the Zionist regime?
A: These (some Arab countries in the region) were wrong. In my opinion, the UAE (United Arab Emirates) and Bahrain committed a political suicide. They stabbed themselves. First, Israel is the enemy of the Arabs. Israel was the enemy of the Arabs before it was the enemy of Iran, and it has been the same not only in Palestine, but in all Arab countries.
In my opinion, they should end the political suicide committed by these countries as soon as possible and make up for their mistake. Rest assured, Israel is much worse than the United States and other countries. (Israel) will infiltrate the fabric of these countries, from their trade to their security policies and systems, and will create many problems for them.
We want them to make up for these mistakes and reject Israel. It’s not too late and they can do it. We really know Israel as a cancerous point, but our policy towards Israel is clear. We believe that the Palestinians should return, that there should be free elections in Palestine, and that a new constitution and a regime appropriate to the land of Palestine should be formed. Our solution to the Palestinian question is the solution of democracy.
Q: Mr. Doctor, the African continent is known as the land of opportunity. However, Iran does not have very close and very deep relations with African countries. Iran has a much smaller presence in Africa than European countries and the United States. How much do you think it is necessary for Iran to focus on the African continent? What is your specific plan for this?
A: Africa has many good opportunities for us. Our government has an extraterrestrial cultivation program that we will work with some African countries on joint agriculture in African lands. We want to make Iran a food hub in the region and be able to produce food and trade food for the 500 million people around us. For this reason, we will use the very good lands in Africa for extraterrestrial cultivation.
Q: Iran is bordered by 15 countries by sea and land. What will be your plan for economic relations with these countries? Do you anticipate the volume of exchanges for trade interaction with these countries?
A: I plan to increase our trade by 2 to 2.5 times in the first four years and try to achieve a common regional market. Most likely, in the border areas that we have with these countries, we may create common markets that will actually make both sides of the border a place for export and import, and in these common markets, we will have new rules and regulations by mutual agreement. We will have to increase the volume of our exchanges.