Iran’s UN envoy: Certain states lack commitment to peace

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Iran’s UN envoy, Gholam Ali Khoshroo meets UN secretary general Ban-ki moon in New York on February 17, 2015.

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The new permanent representative of Iran to the United Nations underlined that certain countries’ non-fulfillment of their obligations, particularly in the area of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), has made the world insecure.

“Global peace and security continue to elude humankind as a result of, inter alia, increasing tendency by certain states to resort to unilateral measures, non-fulfillment of obligations, especially in the area of WMDs and conventional weapons treaties, terrorism, conflicts, violations of human rights and international humanitarian law,” Gholamali Khoshroo said, addressing the Security Council open debate on Monday.

“Moreover, the use of double standards in international relations and the continuing failure of the majority of developed countries to fulfill their commitments in the economic and social fields are also undermining peace and security,” he added.

Khoshroo also called on the international community to collectively redress these situations according to the UN Charter and the principles of international law.

“We hope this open debate contributes to our overall efforts to make United Nations more efficient and effective in maintaining international peace and security as well as more transparent, democratic and consistent,” he noted.

Speaking on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), the Iranian envoy said, “NAM has consistently called upon the international community to renew its commitment to uphold and defend the principles of the UN Charter and international law as well as the means provided in the UN Charter for the pacific settlement of dispute and non-resort to the threat or use of force.”

“The purposes and principles of the UN Charter and international law are essential in preserving and promoting peace and security, the rule of law, economic development and social progress, and human rights for all,” he added.

By Tasnim News Agency