President urges UN to pave way for materialization of world peace
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
United Nations, New York, Sept 14, IRNA
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stressed here Wednesday that the United Nations should pave the way for dialogue, understanding and cooperation among different countries and nations with an aim of materializing world peace and tranquility.
Addressing the 60th regular session of the UN General Assembly, he emphasized that the UN should also be a place for interactions among all governments and nations.
In order to achieve such goals, justice should prevail in the UN so that all member states can enjoy equal rights, the Iranian president noted.
"Having more power or wealth must not bring more rights for any of the UN members," he added.
"The host country should not have more rights than other members," he said underlining the need for easy access to the international body for all members.
The Iranian president urged the international body to promote spirituality and love in human societies in order to prepare the ground for international unity.
Elsewhere in his speech, Ahmadinejad said," accepting
unilateralism is exactly the negation of the United Nations and its raison d'etre." He urged the UN to confront "This vicious malady." "We believe that tranquility, peace, security and welfare in some parts of the world cannot be provided by war, insecurity,
discrimination and poverty in other parts of the globe," he said.
Stressing the importance of democratic and logical balance in composition of the UN Security Council, President Ahmadinejad called for "acceptable combination of representations from all continents and world major civilizations at the UN Security Council".
He regretted that over 50 Islamic states with a total population of over 1.2 billion as well as Africa have no representative at the Security Council. Asia has only one representative to the council, the Iranian president concluded.
President Ahmadinejad, heading a high-ranking delegation, arrived in New York on Tuesday on an official five-day visit to attend the 60th regular session of the UN General Assembly.
The three-day General Assembly session is scheduled to kick off on Wednesday in the presence of leaders and senior officials from 191 states.
Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, Secretary of Supreme National Security Council Ali Larijani and a number of presidential advisors are accompanying Ahmadinejad in his visit.
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