TEHRAN (Tasnim) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in a meeting with Iranian foreign minister in New York welcomed Tehran’s positive stances and hailed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s September 24 address at the UN General Assembly.
According to a statement issued by UN Chief’s press office, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Ban Ki-moon discussed Iran’s nuclear energy program as well as the Syrian crisis during their second meeting on the sidelines of the 68th UN annual General Assembly on Wednesday.
Ban “welcomed the generally favorable impressions and messages that have been conveyed (by Iran) in recent days,” the statement said.
Ban, who had earlier met with Zarif on September 19, also hailed President Rouhani’s address at the UN.
President Rouhani encouraged the entire countries, international organizations, and civil foundations to organize new efforts aimed at leading the world towards peace and security in his UN General Assembly address.
He underlined that Instead of the incompetent coalition for war in different parts of the world we need to concentrate on coalition for sustainable peace, throughout the world.
“Today the Islamic Republic of Iran is calling on you and on the entire international community to take a step forward; inviting the mankind against aggression and extremism…” said President Rouhani.
He recited a verse by the internationally renowned Iranian poet, Ferdowsi, who said: Try your best to do well; to be the harbinger of spring when you see chilly weather.
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