Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations strongly rejected double standards and unilateral actions under the pretext of combating terrorism, saying that unilateral listing of UN members in order to pursue a political agenda contradicts the UN Charter principles.
Addressing a UN General Assembly debate on adoption of a resolution on the 7th review of Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy (GCTS) on Tuesday, Majid Takht Ravanchi said Iran strongly rejects double standards as well as unlawful unilateral actions under the pretext of combating terrorism.
Adopted in 2006, the GCTS is a global instrument to enhance national, regional and international efforts to counter-terrorism.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran believes that terrorism can only be countered through international cooperation as well as methods that primarily address its root causes,” the Iranian diplomat said.
He noted that “in most parts of the world socioeconomic and political problems, illegitimate military presence and foreign military intervention and occupation, constitute the main sources of terrorism and violent extremism.”
Source: Iranian media