Iran urges world powers not to use UNSC as tool

United Nations Security Council in session (file photo)

The Iranian Mission to the United Nations has called on the world powers to avoid violating the legal frameworks of the UN Security Council (UNSC).

Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly Sixth Committee, Hossein Qaribi, a member of the Iranian mission, underscored the importance of protecting the credibility of the UNSC, adding, “The big powers, too, should abide by the law and not use the Security Council as a tool.”

“Moreover, all of the council’s decisions should be adopted based on the international law and the provisions of the [UN] Charter, including the principles and objectives of the UN Charter,” he added.

Qaribi argued that unilateral extra-territorial legislations against other countries run counter to the law and constitute the use of force in international relations.

The Iranian diplomat slammed some existing ideas about the legitimacy of threat and use of force, calling for a collective effort to promote the key principles of the UN that oppose such approaches.

By Press TV

 

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