Iran calls for international consensus to uproot extremism, violence

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Vice-President for Legal Affairs Elham Aminzadeh voiced Tehran’s concern over the spread of extremist groups in the region, and urged the world states and international bodies to coordinate efforts against worldwide violence.

“Today we are witnessing the creation of a global culture against aggression and extremism after (President Hassan) Rouhani’s proposal of World against Violence and Extremism (WAVE) was approved by UN General Assembly last year,” said Aminzadeh in a WAVE Conference in the University of Tehran on Tuesday.

She said that an international cooperation is needed to uproot aggression and terrorism and establish sustainable peace and welfare for the world nations.

On September 25, 2013, President Rouhani proposed “the WAVE” initiative in his address to the UN General Assembly meeting in New York.

On December 18, 2013, the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to approve President Rouhani’s proposal, which called on all nations across the globe to denounce violence and extremism.

On December 20, 2013, Iran offered to host an international conference on UN resolution adopted based on President Rouhani’s WAVE initiative.

Last month, President Rouhani underlined that he was determined to put the UN resolution on “WAVE” into effect during the 69th annual session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

“Last year (the threats and dangers of) violence and extremism were proposed (by Iran) as one of the significant issues of the world,” Rouhani told reporters upon arrival in New York’s John F Kennedy Airport on September 22, adding, “I hope this year we will discuss the issue and the ways to counter it as well.”

“We introduced violence and extremism as important problems of the world,” President Rouhani reiterated.

By Fars News Agency


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