US Not A Superpower Anymore: Iranian Spokesman

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The era when the US was considered to be a superpower is over, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani said, noting that Iran has not confined its foreign relations to a specific region as the global balance of power is changing.

Speaking to reporters at a press conference on Monday, Kanaani said Iran has always been an “influential” state in the course of regional and international developments.

“We are witnessing a change in the balance of power in the globe and there is no unipolar world anymore. The issue of the US being a superpower has been over,” he underlined.

Highlighting the Iranian administration’s efforts to make the most of the new conditions to fulfill its national interests and strengthen regional convergence, the spokesman added, “Iran won’t limit its foreign relations to a specific region.”

Dismissing the notion that Tehran has connected its foreign policy to the 2015 nuclear deal, Kanaani explained that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is only one of the subjects in Iran’s foreign policy agenda.

The Iranian administration will not tie the economy and the livelihood of people to the fate of the JCPOA although it remains committed to the negotiating table, he added, stressing that Iran has great capacities for the promotion of foreign relations in various fields.

In remarks in November 2022, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei highlighted the signs of change in the world order and the emergence of a new world order. “The dimensions and nature of the new order are not exactly known, but its layout can be drawn. The first basic line of the new order is ‘the isolation of the US’. Unlike in the past, when the Americans considered themselves the only dominant power in the world, the US does not have an important position in the new order and is isolated. It will have no choice but to stop interfering in various parts of the world.”

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