President Rouhani: Iranian nation pioneering anti-extremism movement

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, whose proposal under the name of ‘World against Violent Extremism (WAVE) Act’ was recently approved at the UN General Assembly, underlined that Iran is a leading country in fighting extremism and violence.

“Now that our great nation has raised the flag of fighting violence and extremism by the UN General Assembly’s approval, it wants to deliver the message of ethics, action and moderation to the whole world with the help of all followers of Abrahamic religions,” Rouhani said in Tehran on Wednesday.

He said that the Iranian nation has also resisted against discrimination and violence during the years after the Islamic Revolution in Iran (1979) and now wants to play its role as the flag-bearer of resistance against discrimination and violence.

The United Nations overwhelmingly voted on Wednesday December 18 to adopt the Iranian-authored resolution that calls on nations across the globe to denounce violence and extremism.

Addressing his cabinet ministers on Sunday, Rouhani said that he did not initially expect the initiative to receive such a broad-scale international welcome so soon, adding that even Israel, despite its opposition, did not dare to vote against the resolution due to the existence of an international consensus in its favor.

“The message of this resolution, which is so enthusiastically welcomed internationally today, is the Iranian nation’s call for adopting a moderate approach, chanted by them during the August 15th Iranian presidential election,” he said.

Rouhani said that the Islamic Republic of Iran thus gained another success at the international scene despite the opposite will of the racist Zionists, making the opponents’ plot aimed at segregation of Iran face defeat.

He considered the resolution in question as a victory not only for his government, but also for the Iranian nation and Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.

By Fars News Agency 


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