Meeting with Iran President Ebrahim Raisi

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Iran and Belarus have always found ways towards success regardless of the international situation. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement as he met with Iran President Ebrahim Raisi in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on 16 September.

Aleksandr Lukashenko congratulated Ebrahim Raisi on a recent victory in the presidential election first.

Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “Regardless of the development of the circumstances in the world Iran and Belarus have always found the ways that led us to success.”

During the meeting Aleksandr Lukashenko and Ebrahim Raisi paid close attention to foreign sanctions. The head of state noted that Belarus has always had to live with sanctions but sanctions did not produce any effect for those, who introduced restrictive measures against the country. The same is true for the situation with Iran.

Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed: “If sanctions did harm Belarus, Iran, other countries, it happened only because we were to blame for it. We couldn’t always make deals, we didn’t always find the way we should have followed in conditions of the pressure of sanctions. This is why everything is in our hands.”

In turn, Ebrahim Raisi noted that Belarus demonstrates good accomplishments in social and economic development, which means the country successfully handles foreign pressure and will overcome all the difficulties. “Americans always admit that the policy of maximum pressure does not work. We believe that sanctions cannot slow down Iran’s progress,” he stated.