Iran urges UN to promote Rouhani’s WAVE proposal

Iran’s envoy to the United Nations has called on the UN to promote President Hassan Rouhani’s proposals for a “World Against Violence and Extremism,” Press TV reports.

Mohammad Khazaei told Press TV that Rouhani presented three proposals during his trip to New York to attend the 68th session of the United Nations Assembly that could set a roadmap for achieving a nuclear-free world.

The Iranian president offered the proposal for a global campaign for a “World Against Violence and Extremism (WAVE)” during his speech at the UN General Assembly session on September 24, saying there was no violent solution to crises around the world.

“We should accept and be able to open a new horizon in which peace will prevail over war, tolerance over violence, progress over bloodletting, justice over discrimination, prosperity over poverty, and freedom over despotism,” Rouhani had said.

Mohammad Khazaei urged the UN Information Department to disseminate the idea for the world public opinion through its affiliated organizations.

In an address to the UN Disarmament Conference in New York on September 25, President Rouhani called for the “total elimination” of nuclear arms across the world and said no one should possess such weapons.

Rouhani’s proposals included the holding of immediate negotiations on the conclusion of a comprehensive international convention on banning the production, proliferation and use of nuclear weapons; the holding of a high-level conference in 2018 on nuclear disarmament; and designating September 26 as the international day of total elimination of nuclear weapons.

By Press TV


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