Iranian President Hassan Rowhani delivered one of his best speeches since he assumed his post last year. His attempt came during the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday morning.
Rowhani said he attempted to establish “constructive participation” with his neighbors and pledged that his country has no intentions to possess nuclear weapons.
In Geneva, which is not very far from where he was delivering his speech, another conference was being held - the peace talks’ conference on Syria.
Last Sunday, Iran’s government was proud that it’s recently been present on all international levels. It appeared like it achieved a diplomatic success as U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon invited Iran to attend the peace talks on Syria. However, after Iranian officials denied they agreed to preconditions to attend the conference, Ban withdrew the invitation one day after making it.
Nevertheless, it’s not clear how Ban or Iranian foreign affairs minister Mohammad Javad Zarif misunderstood one another. But the general statement of Iran regarding the preconditions to attend the conference poses the threat of the possibility of undermining the peace talks.
The U.S. has clearly said that the West’s agreement with Iran regarding the latter’s nuclear program is not at all linked to SyriaCamelia Entekhabi-Fard