During the International Conference on Security and Sustainable Development in Uzbekistan, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in his speech said that the security and the stability of a country depend on the security and the stability of the others: nowadays in an interconnected world, security is not limited to military dimensions, but is a “multifaceted, intertwined and comprehensive issue” and “the era of unilateral security and living in ivory towers and ensuring security based on military power has come to an end since a long time ago”, as he said. He also declared: “In order to achieve security, all must rely on “people” as the most important element of a country’s security to attain an endogenous security, and then achieve a sustainable and collective security through a constructive engagement with neighbors”. To maintain security, it is necessary to create fraternal and balanced relations based on the principles of mutual respect and interests: “The strategy of the Islamic Republic of Iran is based on the development and boosting of cooperation in various fields, making efforts to establish and maintain peace and stability in the region, as well as convergence and cooperation with regional institutions and international organizations”, as FM Zarif said. At the end of his speech, FM Zarif underlined that Iran has fulfilled its commitments under JCPOA and has proved its compliance with the principle of non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament. “The Islamic Republic of Iran is not only religiously opposed to the development, production, and use of nuclear weapons, but also seriously believes that these weapons per se undermine stability and security, and must be eliminated from the world”, as he said.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said if the US decided to scrap the Joint Comprehensive Plan of