By Staff Writer, Iran Probe
Sunday, 17 April 2016
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation conference held in Turkey issued a statement Friday night to end its session.
In a major political, regional and international defeat, four articles were written in the OIC conference final statement condemning Iran for its export of terrorism, meddling in regional and Islamic countries, and attacking and raiding Saudi Arabia’s embassy and consulate in the cities of Tehran and Mashhad.
Article 30 focused on Iran’s relations with Islamic countries, emphasizing on this regime refraining from meddling in other countries’ internal affairs, acknowledging their independence, national sovereignty and territorial unity. This article underscores resolving disputes must be through peaceful means based on the OIC charter, the United Nations Charter, international law principles and refraining from using force or threats.
Article 31 states: The OIC leaders’ conference condemns the attacks carried out against the representative offices of Saudi Arabia in the cities of Tehran and Mashhad in Iran, and the flagrant violation of international relations, the Vienna Convention of Consulate Relations and International Law protecting diplomatic missions.
Article 32 of this statement condemns Iran’s provocations and meddling against Saudi Arabia, describing such measures as flagrant meddling in this country’s internal affairs, in contrast with the UN Charter, the OIC charter and all international covenants.
Article 33 states: The conference condemns Iran’s meddling in the internal affairs of regional countries and other OIC Member States including Bahrain, Yemen, Syria and Somalia, along with Iran’s continuing support for terrorism.
The OIC leaders’ conference’s final statement also issued a separate article condemning the Lebanese Hezbollah for its terrorism in Syria, Bahrain and Yemen, and for supporting terrorist groups.
For the past few days Iran had gone the limits by dispatching its Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to Turkey, and President Hassan Rouhani also took part in this conference, both aimed at preventing this resolution’s adoption. However, their efforts were futile and they were not able to prevent the OIC conference from condemning Iran’s terrorist meddling.
Iran’s state IRIB TV news station aired a report following the adoption of the OIC conference resolution, saying Rouhani had not taken part in the final session.
“[Iran’s] president and his delegation refused to participate in the OIC leaders’ conference closing session due to the anti-Iran articles.”
Prior to the adoption of this resolution Iran’s official state IRIB TV reported Rouhani’s speech would be aired live. However, this TV station later reported the Turkish government did not permit Rouhani’s speech to be aired live.
The events in Turkey and the OIC conference proves despite the nuclear deal Iran is more than ever before isolated amongst regional and Islamic countries.
The Iranian opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran issued a statement on this conference underlining forcing Iran to bring an end to its aggressive policies in the region is in need of a firm and comprehensive policy.
The OIC position adopted on April 15th must be followed up with expelling this regime from this conference, and allocating its seat to the Iranian people and their legitimate resistance movement. This policy should be supplemented by supporting the Iranian people and opposition, being the overthrow of this regime.
The OIC leaders’ conference final statement is a reflection of the hatred felt amongst the nations of the Middle East and Islamic World against the religious fascism ruling Iran that relies on exporting terrorism and fundamentalism for its very survival. Following major setbacks in their nuclear weapons drive and engulfed with social/economic/political dispute crises, the mullahs ruling Iran are more than ever before in need of meddling in the region to delay the ultimate overthrow of their regime.