Iran's position in achieving security goals of BRICS group
The West, which once claimed to use sanctions to isolate Iran and force it surrender, has not only failed achieved it’s goal, but the world may be seeing the decline of the West's unilateralism and hegemony.
On Monday, a high-level delegation from BRICS members and so-called friends of BRICS gathered in Johannesburg to discuss current security challenges facing the world.
In June, Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian participated in the meeting of foreign ministers and friends of BRICS in South Africa.
The BRICS Group includes the world’s emerging economies -- Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa -- and is often viewed as an alternative to Western economic and political hegemony.
The five-nation bloc accounts for 42 percent of the global population and about 26 percent of the world’s economy, according to the South Africa-based Institute for Security Studies.
Iran is among dozens of countries that seek membership in the BRICS and has submitted a formal application to join the body.
Iran's potential membership shows the widespread global trust in Tehran and the illusory claims of the West that Iran is a global threat.
The BRICS summit will be held at the end of August.