Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that if Iran, Turkey and Saudi Arabia act in unity, the face of the region will change and the common denominators between the 3 countries are dozens of times more than disputed issues.
Ahmedinejad, who served as the president of Iran for two terms between 2005-2013 before Hassan Rouhani, made evaluations about the developments in the region, the nuclear agreement and the presidential elections to be held on June 18.
IRAN, SAUDI ARABIA AND TURKEY
Indicating that he supports the negotiations between Iran and Saudi Arabia, Ahmadinejad said, “If Iran, Turkey and Saudi Arabia stand side by side and act in unity, the face of the region will change completely. This can be done very easily. The common denominators between the 3 countries are tens of times more than the issues they are in dispute with. Everything is easy if we strengthen common denominators. ” said.
Speaking to AA, Ahmadinejad stated that the Astana process carried out by Turkey, Iran and Russia regarding the Syrian crisis is also important in this context and said, “Iran, Turkey and Russia can help establish peace in Syria. In this way, the will of the Syrian people can prevail. If the peoples and countries of the region can be friendly, a great power will emerge. A power that will serve world peace, not hegemonic. ” he spoke.
FLIGHTS FROM USA TO IRAN
Former Iranian President Ahmadinejad said that the governments do not have the right to block the communication of the peoples regarding the problems between Iran and the USA and reminded that he wrote a letter to the US administration to have direct flights between Tehran and New York during the first period of his presidency.
Ahmadinejad said, “If there is a problem between Iran and the US, should they prevent the relations of these peoples? Who gets this right and authority from? This is a serious question that should be asked to the peoples. If such a question is asked to the peoples, they will vote for the continuation of the communication. , it is the right of the people to establish scientific and social relations and to commute. ” used the expressions.
“There is no harm in having flights from all over the US to all parts of Iran.” Ahmadinejad said:
“Most US citizens want to see Iran. They want to carry out scientific, commercial activities and travel the country. Many Iranians also want to go to the USA, what’s wrong with that? This also helps to solve problems between states.
If the dialogue of the peoples increases, the solution of the problems between states becomes easier. States establish or break relations for the people. The duty of the state is to ensure the law of the people. The people should live in a fair and free environment. He should be able to go wherever he wants. “
Reminding that Tehran and Washington had cooperated in the past and agreed on various issues, Ahmadinejad stated that this may also happen now, “Iran and the USA can make new agreements. The main thing is a cooperation based on justice and respect. If there is friendship and peace, then why not. This is Iran. Cooperation should not be against any country or people. For example, Turkey’s friendship with the US was not against Iran. We were friends with Turkey and now we are friends. ” found the assessment.
Ahmedinejad, who stated that the nuclear agreement has no gain for the country and cannot solve the problems, argued that Iran and the USA have moved further from each other in the last 5 years when this agreement was signed.
Ahmedinejad, who said that he had made an agreement before, said, “We have made an agreement before, but this side did not allow it. Different currents still on duty have united and prevented this from happening.” said.
“ELECTION ATMOSPHERE IS VERY STABLE”
Before the presidential elections, Ahmedinejad, who argued that the Hasan Rohani government wanted to gain a gain from the Vienna negotiations after 8 years and that the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) was in favor of the postponement of the elections, he said, He said it was a good opportunity to make sure he doesn’t go to the polls.
Ahmadinejad also asked the question about whether he will be a candidate for president: “I haven’t expressed an opinion yet. Let’s wait. I have always defended the rights of the people. When I saw a situation contrary to national interests and humanitarian values, I raised my voice. The election atmosphere is very stable, it has never been like that. How it will be depends on developments. Many developments. livable.” answered in the form.
“Everyone can participate. There should be no restrictions on the election of the people. Whoever sees competence in himself can be a candidate,” Ahmadinejad said about whether he will support the presidential candidates of his term ministry. he spoke.
The former President also stated the following regarding the allegations of corruption in the elections:
“In the past, we were announcing the ballot boxes one by one. The votes in more than 44 thousand ballot boxes were counted and announced one by one. In this way, 17 observers at the ballot box could see if this was the case. Voters could also calculate and compare the votes themselves in the last 2-3 elections. chests are not advertised. This is not a good thing. “
Ahmedinejad stated that if he insists on issues such as “justice, freedom, development and human dignity” which are among the ideals of the revolution in 2005, he has an understanding that those working at the state levels will also support him, and he soon understood that this was a “wrong” view.
“NO STRONG AND COMPATIBLE VIRUS MANAGEMENT IN IRAN”
Finding the Iranian government’s fight against Covid-19 inadequate and criticizing it, Ahmadinejad said, “There is no strong and compatible virus management in Iran. The potential and capabilities of the country’s healthcare staff are not utilized. We learn later that some issues are not as described. We see that the decisions taken are not taken with coordination. I think importing is not that difficult. ” used the expressions.
Arguing that the Covid-19 cases and casualties announced in the country are not realistic, Ahmedinejad said:
“They are lowering and raising the rates. They also said that the real numbers are 2 times higher than the announced. Other issues have been added to the coronavirus management and we are not at a desired level. There is an interesting state of dread. Fear weakens the immunity of the body. One day the vaccine does not come one day. It is effective, and sometimes they say that even if you get a vaccine, you have to follow the health rules. There is no clear method to create a high sense of responsibility. “
Claiming that the officials of the country may have vaccinated and therefore acted easily, Ahmadinejad said, “We do not know what is happening by moving away from the public gradually. If the rates are correct, it should create an earthquake effect in those who run the state. If it is not correct, it is very bad for the administrators to share incorrect figures with other targets. is something. ” shared his opinion.
Ahmedinajed, who also criticized the World Health Organization (WHO), claimed that Covid-19 may have been produced for political purposes.