Adoption of WAVE Act, a positive development: Analyst

Islamabad, Dec 24, IRNA – A senior Pakistani defefnce analyst on Tuesday described as positive development the adoption of Iranian President Hassan Rouhaniˈs proposal against violence and extremism by the United Nations General Assembly.

Talking to IRNA, Maj Gen (Retd) Jamshed Ayaz Khan said that approval of Iranian proposal in such a vast majority shows that the Islamic Republic has become a major player in world politics.

On December 18, President Rouhani’s World Against Violence and Extremism (WAVE) proposal was ratified at the UN General Assembly with 190 positive votes.

The WAVE Act calls on all nations across the globe to denounce violence and extremism.

The Iranian President made the proposal in an address to the UN Disarmament Conference in New York on September 25.

Maj Gen (Retd) Jamshed Ayaz Khan expressing his views said that Iran is a peaceful country that is why they have inked an agreement with world powers on their peaceful nuclear program.

He added that according to the WAVE Act UN member states must take appropriate measures to strengthen universal peace and achieve international cooperation in solving international problems.

The analyst said that it is the high time that Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan come close together and form a strong regional block for their interests.

He added that adoption of Iranian proposals by the UN shows that the world is standing with Iran and all conspiracies to isolate the Islamic Republic have been failed.

The intellectual was of the view that Iran being a major country of the world can play a major role in uniting the Muslims across the globe.

According to the act, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has to provide a report by the end of the 2015 on the latest measures which would be made until then by the world body to implement the WAVE resolution.

Jamshed Ayaz Khan retired as a Major General in 2001 after serving for approximately 39 years in the Army. Khan works as a senior advisor at Center for International Strategic Studies (CISS), Islamabad.



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