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14 January 2019 - 10:47
News ID: 443003
The fact that the United States has chosen Poland to host an anti-Iran summit next month proves that none of Washington’s major allies support its stance on the Islamic Republic, says a political commentator.

RNA - “The fact that Poland is being picked up to host the conference is very much telling. In the absence of major powerful states to partner with the United States in its anti-Iran policies, they have been able to pick up no other state than Poland. What is the size of Poland’s saying in world equations, how strong is Poland’s influence on the global stage ... The answer to these questions could tell us the very fact that why the US has failed to pick up Germany or England or France to host the conference and that’s a very important issue because it shows how isolated the United States is in its anti-Iran policies,” Mostafa Khoshcheshm said in an interview.

“In the meantime, Poland is being picked up because in the absence of major allies and partners to help the United States and to support the United States’ anti-Iran policies, they (US officials) are working on some kind of policy in order to buy or intimidate some small East European states … They are building some small states who could partner with them, who could be bought or intimidated in order to help them rescue themselves from this kind of isolation that they are feeling on the political stage to some extent,” he added.   

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that Washington will jointly host a global summit focused on Iran and the Middle East next month in Poland.

The international gathering will take place in Warsaw from February 13 to 14, the US State Department said in a statement.

According to Press TV, Pompeo said the meeting would "focus on Middle East stability and peace, freedom and security here in this region, and that includes an important element of making sure that Iran is not a destabilizing influence".

Since withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal last year, the US administration has steadily ratcheted up pressure on Tehran and vowed to increase it until Iran halts what US officials describe as its “malign activities” throughout the Mideast and elsewhere.

As part of its policy of maximum pressure, Washington in early November re-imposed what it called the harshest-ever sanctions against the Islamic Republic.


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