Educationist terms WAVE act adoption as major success of Iran

Islamabad, Jan 1, IRNA — A Pakistani educationist on Wednesday said that adoption of World Against Violence and Extremism (WAVE) act by the United Nations General Assembly, based on Iranian proposals, is a major success of the Islamic Republic.

Talking to IRNA, Dr. Lubna Abid Ali, Professor of International Relations at Quaid-e-Azam University said that the approval of act has shown that the developed world considers Iran as a leading power.

On December 18, President Hassan 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.

Dr. Lubna Abid Ali said that Iran has always pursued a policy based on ideology and now the Islamic Republic has become an example for the world countries.

The analyst expressing her opinion said that Iran despite sanctions has maintained good relationship with majority of the world states.

She added that European Union and 5+1 group have now realized the importance of Iran and they have agreed to lift sanctions from the Islamic Republic step by step.

The scholar went on to say that Iran has always raised a strong voice for the rights of oppressed nations at all international platforms. “Iran is the only country that has been supporting the innocent Palestinians against the Zionist aggression,” said the intellectual.

Dr. Lubna Abid Ali added that Iran is doing a strong trade with many countries which shows that the world is standing by Iran.

He added that not only the developing world but the industrialized world has also changed their approach towards Iran and started respecting the dignity of Iran. “They have realized that Iran is a leading power of the world which cannot be isolated,” noted the educationist.

Dr.Lubna Abid Ali has also served as the Director of Department of International Relations, Quaid-i-Azam University. Her Research Interests are Middle East, theories of comparative politics, research methodology, politics of Iran & South West Asia, global political economy and Islamic spirituality.



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