Genuine peace requires global commitment, fundamental changes

TEHRAN, Sep. 02 (MNA) – Iran’s UN ambassador has highlighted the need for unity among all United Nations Member States and their decisive measures for establishing sustainable and peace and justice worldwide.

Gholam-Ali Khoshroo, Iran’s ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations (UN), made the remarks on Thursday in his address of the UN General Assembly’s high-level forum on the Culture of Peace at the world body’s headquarters in New York.

Khoshroo referred to the impact of underdevelopment, extremism and terrorism, respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms, disarmament and the need for a complete elimination of weapons of mass destruction, particularly nuclear weapons, as factors influencing peace and stability in the world.

Noting that only a sustainable peace is a just peace, he said “what the world needs today is an international commitment and endeavor toward the creation of fundamental changes in old, common, and repetitive methods, that would bring about a world that is more just, moral, and democratic.”

The Iranian envoy pointing to the atrocities committed by ISIL, Boko Haram and similar Takfiri terrorist groups in various parts of the world, adding “real peace can only come about through the sowing of the seeds of wisdom and respect in the human mind.”

Those who deem their identity or power dependent on confrontation, exclusion and excommunication, are naturally inclined to oppose peace and toleration, he added.

He went on to add, “this is while the entire world knows today what destructive and hollow mentality feeds the satanic force of terrorism and how it should be confronted, and how the narrow-minded political intentions and certain interests of certain people have so far prevented this from happening.”

Khoshrood considered the ways for advancing peace as stopping support for warmongers, ending occupation, abandoning mentalities that seek dominance and cultural and military superiority, accompanied by respect for all human beings.  

“In order for the establishment of genuine peace, power epicenters have to accept that the world’s problems cannot be solved by resorting to military power,” he stressed.   

In conclusion, the Iranian envoy referred to the General Assembly’s adoption of two resolutions in the past based on President Hassan Rouhani’s proposal for a World Against Violence and Extremism (WAVE), once again calling on all countries to unite toward the realization of the cause of peace.

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