President urges UN to pave way for materialization of world peace
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
United Nations, New York, Sept 15, IRNA
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stressed here Wednesday that the United Nations should pave way for dialogue, understanding and cooperation among different countries and nations with the aim of materializing world peace and tranquility.
The following is the full text of President Ahmadinejad's speech to the 60th regular session of the UN General Assembly.
"In the name of God, who based His creation of the heavens and earth on the principle of Justice, and who founded the sustentation and propriety of human affairs on it; the God, who commanded human beings to cooperate in the path of righteousness and betterment and avoid ill-will, transgression and enmity; the God, who guided great prophets, including Moses and Jesus and the last of the prophets, Mohammad (peace be upon them all) as well as all God-seeking and well-intentioned reformers to strive to establish justice and exalt the human status.
Mr.President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen
At the outset, I wish to express my pleasure at participating in this august gathering of colleagues, distinguished Heads of States and Governments and esteemed delegates. May I also register my deepest grief over the tragic incidents in Kazemyn (Iraq) and hurricane Katrina, and also express my condolences and sympathies to the victims and their loved ones.
The United Nations must be the focal point of reliance, hope and participation for all peoples and governments, and a forum for dialogue, understanding and cooperation to achieve peace and tranquility throughout the globe. Attainment of this objective requires:
1. Justice must reign supreme in the Organization, and in accordance with its Charter, all Member-states must have equal rights. Greater power or wealth should not accord expanded rights to any member.
2. The principles of democracy and ethics should prevail in all organs and functions of the United Nations, so that the Organization could become a manifestation of the prevalence of these two commonly shared values.
3. The United Nations should endeavor to fulfill its
responsibility to promote and institutionalize justice at the international level.
4. The host country should not enjoy any right or privilege over the rest of the membership and the Organization and its headquarters must be easily accessible for all.
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