Iran urges world to unite against US 'reckless actions'

SHOTLIST TEHRAN, IRANSEPTEMBER 20, 2020SOURCE: AFPTVRESTRICTIONS: NO Access Israel Media/Persian Language TV Stations Outside Iran/Strictly No Access BBC Persian/VOA Persian/Manoto TV/Iran International 1. Wide shot Tehran street and banner of Iran's Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Former supreme leader Ayatollah Khomeini2. Mid shot Iranian people walking on a pavement in Tehran TEHRAN, IRANSEPTEMBER 20, 2020SOURCE: AFPTVRESTRICTIONS: NO RESALENO Access Israel Media/Persian Language TV Stations Outside Iran/Strictly No Access BBC Persian/VOA Persian/Manoto-1 TV/Iran International 3. Mid shot journalists covering the presser of Saeed Khatibzadeh, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman4. Wide shot journalists covering the presser of Saeed Khatibzadeh, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman TEHRAN, IRANSEPTEMBER 20, 2020SOURCE: AFPTVRESTRICTIONS: NO Access Israel Media/Persian Language TV Stations Outside Iran/Strictly No Access BBC Persian/VOA Persian/Manoto TV/Iran International 5. SOUNDBITE 1 - Saeed Khatibzadeh, Iran's foreign ministry Spokesman (male, English, 13 sec): "We expect, as it has been shown up until now, the international community and all the countries in the world to stand against these reckless actions by the regime in the White House and speak in one voice to stop these actions by the regime in the White House." 6. Wide shot people walking on a pavement in Tehran 7. SOUNDBITE 2 - Leila Zangeneh, martial arts instructor (female, Farsi, 10 sec): "The reality is that Iran has no way forward but to negotiate. How long is it going to continue in this stubbornness? I'm not suggesting a 100% submission, but they still have to find a solution so that the US would drop these sanctions and stop making the situation more difficult." 8. Wide shot people walking on a pavement in Tehran9. Wide shot mosque at Enghelab square in Tehran ///-----------------------------------------------------------AFP TEXT STORY: REAX-newseriesIran urges world to unite against US 'reckless actions'Tehran, Sept 20, 2020 (AFP) - Iran on Sunday called on the rest of the world to unite against the United States, after Washington unilaterally declared UN sanctions against the Islamic republic were back in force."We expect the international community and all the countries in the world to stand against these reckless actions by the regime in the White House and speak in one voice," foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told a news conference in Tehran.Washington has said it will "impose consequences" on any country not complying with the sanctions, although the US is one of the only nations that believes they are in force."The whole world is saying nothing has changed," Khatibzadeh said, adding sanctions were in place only in the "imaginary world" of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. "This is much ado about nothing, and I believe these are the most bitter days and hours for the United States," he added.Calling Washington "isolated" and "on the wrong side of history", Khatibzadeh said Tehran's message for it was to "return to the international community, to your commitments, stop rebelling and the world will accept you."According to Pompeo, the UN sanctions were back in force from Sunday.The move relies on the controversial "snapback" mechanism, which the US claims allows any of the partners to the 2015 nuclear agreement to reimpose UN sanctions if Tehran violates its obligations.kam-amh/pjm

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting