On July 17, the CFR and their president Richard Haass has invited Javad Zarif, the Iranian regimes foreign minister to speak at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development and meet counterparts.
The set of goals to be reviewed in depth will be the following, including Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, that will be considered each year:
· Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
· Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
· Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
· Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
· Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
· Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
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The problems for Zarif and his regime starts at the first goal, how can anyone expect a regime to work to end poverty when they are the very cause of poverty in Iran? The first step for the regime must be to stop funding terrorism around the Middle East and especially Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon. But we all know that the regime will never abandon their proxies. The regime has just ratified the minimum wages in Iran to be 1/3 under the poverty line, that means that most families in Iran live under the poverty line.
The mullahs regime is not doing any better on goal 2, in their attempt to get fast money from petrol wells they rerouted rivers and destroyed Iran's bread basket, they turned Irans most fertile area into a desert. Large parts of Iran do not have access to clean drinking water, and it is the failed environmental policy of the regime that is the cause of the drought.
The Iranian regime will never be able to uphold goal 3. If they shall have any hope of upholding that they must stop torturing and harassing ordinary people, they must free all political prisoners, to ensure healthy lives the regime must put together a good health care service so that poor mother is not forced to sell their children in order to pay hospital bills. One other thing, how can they ensure peoples well-being when they tense to execute everyone that disagrees with their rule?
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This regime will never be able to reach goal 5, they just passed a law that forbids women to take off the mandatory hijab in their own cars. This regime has also forbidden women to ride bicycles. One minister went as far as claiming that the drought in Iran is caused by women who refuse to obey hijab laws. Do you really expect that a regime that is capable of this ever will respect and uphold Human Rights?
Goal 9. the regime have building cranes but they are used to hang people, there are no cranes available to use to build neither infrastructure nor new buildings.
With the points above in mind, we ask you, Mr. Haass please reconsider your invitation of Zarif and respect the victims of this regime.