Former Iraqi Ambassador to France: Iran's Policies of Aggression, Terrorism Are Catastrophic




Published on Aug 28, 2019

Ghazi Faisal, Iraq's former ambassador to France, said in an August 18, 2019 interview on Ur TV (Iraq) that Iran's regime is an outlaw regime because it does not respect the U.N. Charter's injunctions against occupation of and interference in the sovereign matters of other states. He criticized Iran for employing military means such as terrorist groups and the IRGC to do this, and he said that the theory of the Rule of the Jurisprudent leads to aggression and war. Faisal said that Iran has caused catastrophes in Lebanon, Argentina, and Latin America, and he argued that the almost $1 trillion that Iran has spent on the Iran-Iraq war, its weapons systems, and its nuclear program would have been better invested in peace and coexistence between Iran and Iraq and in the Iranian people and economy. Faisal predicted that Iran will collapse the same way the USSR did as a result of the arms race. He said Iran should replace its policies of aggression and terrorism with policies of coexistence and partnership in order to offer security and stability to the region, and he said that Iran should stop considering the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz to belong to it. He also compared Iran's ideology to the ideologies of Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini, and he said they do not serve the interests of the Iranian people.