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‘Iran’s WAVE can wipe out woes’

27 December 2013 11:15

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An Iranian lawmaker says the adoption of a UN resolution based on the Iranian president’s proposal of World Against Violence and Extremism (WAVE) offers a promising outlook for resolving global and regional woes.

“The ratification of the anti-violence and anti-extremism resolution heralds a better prospect for settling regional and international issues,” said Mohammad Esmaili who sits on the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of Majlis.

On December 18, the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to approve Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s WAVE proposal, which calls on all nations across the globe to denounce violence and extremism. The Iranian president had made the proposal in his address to the UN Disarmament Conference in New York on September 25.

The proposal was a “novel and constructive” initiative on the international stage, said the MP.

Over the past decades, violence and extremism have been on the rise across the region and the world, said the legislator, adding that the scourges are the fallout from the hegemonic powers’ interference and their cooperation with the Israeli regime.

He said that Islamic states, including Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, are the scene of ongoing violence and massacre and the adoption of the WAVE Act definitely helps curb violence in such countries.

Describing Iran as a victim of extremism and violence, the legislator noted that the country has spared no effort to counter the scourges.

Under the UN resolution adopted in accordance with the WAVE proposal, the General Assembly would urge member states to take “appropriate measures to strengthen universal peace and to achieve international cooperation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character.”

The resolution also encourages “respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction of any kind such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinions, national or social origin, property, birth, or other status.”

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