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23 September 2022 - 20:24
UN should be in favor of nations not powers: Raisi

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has underscored that the United Nations is expected to be in reality an organization for nations not powers.

In a meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the 77th UNGA summit in New York City, Raisi pointed to the role of the United Nations in promoting nations to resolve problems and avoid foreign interference.

As to current crises in West Asia, the Iranian president emphasized that the UN should play a more serious role in dealing with unilateral attitudes.

He further referred to the woes of the Afghan people, noting that the Islamic Republic of Iran assisted Afghan migrants.

While Iran has shown seriousness in fighting terrorism, the US and NATO have brought war, destruction, occupation, and massacre in the region, he said.

Raisi also urged the UN secretary-general to play a role in pursuing justice and rights for people, which will leave behind a great name for the official in history.

Guterres, for his part, expressed gratitude to Iran for sheltering Afghan migrants, lauding Tehran’s role in the ceasefire in Yemen.

He further said that the US’s withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal was an unconstructive measure.

The secretary-general underlined that human rights should not be used as a pretext to wage war against countries.

Iran has a long history and civilization, which has an undeniable role in today's world, he said, adding that the Islamic Republic of Iran’s insistence on resolving problems in Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Afghanistan by their own people is correct and rational.

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