Iranian envoy urges UNSC to act impartially

TEHRAN (FNA)- Caretaker of the Iranian Mission at the UN Gholam Hossein Dehqani, whose country is the rotating president of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), asked the UN Security Council to act Impartially and without discrimination.

“The NAM believes that in its measures, approaches and methods, the UNSC should pay attention to key issues, including transparency, open atmosphere and stability of decisions,” Dehqani said, addressing a UNSC meeting in New York on Friday.

Noting that in many cases the UNSC doesn’t pay due attention to the important developments in the world, he said this is while the world body sometimes holds some sessions on topics which are not on its agenda and with selected participants.

“The NAM strongly rejects using the UNSC as a tool for pursuing special political goals and interests and believes that the Council’s performance should be impartial, unselective and accompanied by accountability,” Dehqani underlined.

Also earlier this month, Dehqani strongly criticized the UNSC for its meddling in the responsibilities and duties of the UN General Assembly and the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

The UNSC’s imposed sanctions against countries is one of the serious concerns of NAM and the UNSC shouldn’t interfere in the responsibilities and authorities of the UNGA and the ECOSOC, Dehqani said, addressing the Legal Committee of the UNGA in New York.

“The sanctions shouldn’t be aimed at punishing the people and their goals and objectives should be defined clearly and based on legal principles and for a specified time limit, and the imposed sanctions should be removed after the desired goals are attained,” he added.

“The NAM members see the imposition of sanctions as the last solution and consider it as a proper means when only the global peace and security is under threat,” Dehqani underlined.

Despite the rules enshrined in the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) entitling every member state, including Iran, to the right of uranium enrichment, Tehran is now under four rounds of UN Security Council sanctions and the western embargos for turning down West’s calls to give up its right of uranium enrichment.

Tehran has dismissed West’s demands as politically tainted and illogical, stressing that sanctions and pressures merely consolidate Iranians’ national resolve to continue the path.

Tehran has repeatedly said that it considers its nuclear case closed as it has come clean of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s questions and suspicions about its past nuclear activities.

By Fars News Agency


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