Tag Archives: World against Violence and Extremism (WAVE)

Globalization, Violence and peaceful alternatives

Gholamali Khoshroo, Special Adviser to Iranian President Mohammad Khatami, speaks at the 2013 Rhodes Forum on the "Dialogue of Civilizations," in this still image taken from a YouTube video, Jan 26, 2015.  (photo by World Public Forum)

Globalization as the most dominant factor of the present time has increasingly shaped a new era of Interconnected and interdependent human actions in economy, culture, communication and society. Such massive and great transformation has changed human interactions particularly in market (trade, investment, finance) and communication (information technology, media networks). This far reaching process has brought in new actors (global organizations, ... Read More »

Presidential aide describes Iran axis of fight against violence, extremism

Head of President’s Office Mohammad Nahavandian

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President’s Chief of Staff Mohammad Nahavandian underlined that Iran is now spearheading the international fight against terrorism and extremism. “Iran is now an axis of campaign against violence and extremism and everyone should increase their efforts in this field,” Nahavandian told reporters on the sidelines of a poster exhibition titled World Against Violence and Extremism (WAVE) in ... Read More »

Davos World Economic Forum discusses Iran’s WAVE initiative


Berlin, Jan 23, IRNA — The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss town of Davos discussed on Friday an initiative by Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani for a World Against Violence and Extremism (WAVE). Leading political personalities–among them former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and Iraqi Vice-President Iyad Allawi–attended the privately held morning session. The Iranian delegation ... Read More »

Think Tank: Rouhani changed world view on Iran

Professor Heinz Gartner

Tehran, Dec 30, IRNA – Head of Austrian Institute for International Affairs (OIIP) said here Tuesday President Hassan Rouhani’s World against Violence and Extremism (WAVE) proposal changed viewpoints about Iran at international scenes.   “WAVE proposal, presented by President Rouhani at the UN General Assembly in the year 2013 made the Iranophobia project face defeat and although there are still efforts ... Read More »

President Rouhani congratulates counterparts on Christmas


Tehran, Dec 24, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday congratulated the world heads of state on the birthday of Jesus Christ (Peace Be Upon Him) and beginning of the new year. ‘In the crisis-torn world today, featured mostly by violence rather than divine mercy, peace and passion, so that recourse to lofty injunctions of divine prophets is the only ... Read More »

Iran is a victim of violence and extremism

Rouhani in UNGA

The International Conference on World Against Violence and Extremism was held in Tehran from December 9-10 to honor the proposal put forward by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in his speech at the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly regarding the exigency of forming a global coalition to fight the growth of extremism and radicalism across the globe. In ... Read More »

Rafsanjani calls for practicing moderation

Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Tehran, Dec 16, IRNA – Expediency Council Chairman Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani urged Iranian politicians to practice moderation against extremism. Speaking to a gathering of moderate political parties, he urged the international community and in the meantime, domestic political parties to prevent spread of extremism at both national and international levels. Extremism damages the moderate and peaceful nature of Islam ... Read More »

Iran urges world to take firm action against terrorism

Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations Hossein Dehqani

Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Hossein Dehqani has called on the international community to adopt firm and urgent measures to counter violence and extremism amid growing terrorist activities across the world. “The Islamic Republic of Iran attaches special importance to any attempt to promote peace, tolerance, dialog and understanding among cultures, religions and civilizations,” Dehqani said in an ... Read More »

Iran’s Rouhani eyes leading role in anti-terror campaign

rouhani in WAVE

Tehran was the scene of fresh diplomatic maneuvering this week as the Foreign Ministry’s Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) sponsored an anti-terrorism conference. The two-day conference, dubbed The World Against Violence & Extremism, was attended Dec. 9-10 by representatives of more than 40 countries. Tehran’s decision to hold the WAVE conference follows Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s proposal of The World ... Read More »

Photos of the week


7 December- 14 December   International exhibit of IT, electronic equipment, computers opens in Tehran Int’l conference on world against violence, Extremism kicked off in Tehran Iranian and Iraqi foreign ministers meet Iranian pilgrims crossing Mehran border Iran’s FM Zarif meets Syrian counterpart in Tehran Leader hosts mourning ceremony to mark Arbaeen Symbolic reenactment of Karbala post-war detentions   Iranian ... Read More »