Yara Aquino and Renata Giraldi Reporters Agência Brasil
Brasília – As threats of further sanctions against Iran are aired in the United States and Europe because of its nuclear program, president Dilma Rousseff of Brazil, at the BRICS summit in India, reproved what she called “rhetorical protests,” saying that what was needed were dialogue and peaceful negotiations. In comments made at the close of the 4th BRICS summit, Dilma warned of the danger of aggravated tensions due to more restrictions on Iran.
“Brazil does not agree with rhetorical protests that raise the temperature of the discussion. We consider the measures blocking Iran’s ability to make purchases extremely dangerous, even though we do not have commercial relations with them. Now the fact is that other countries do and the purchases are important,” Dilma declared, adding that Brazil is in favor of nuclear research for peaceful purposes and defends Iran’s right to a nuclear program.
In other comments, Dilma condemned “indiscriminate sanctions in Palestine that only deteriorate relations as a whole.”
With regard to Syria, Dilma said that Brazil supported the Kofi Annan mission that was sponsored by the Arab League and the United Nations and its efforts to obtain a ceasefire and the creation of a humanitarian corridor.