Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran at the UN Hossein Qaribi urged certain world states and international bodies to avoid adopting dual-track approaches to terrorism in different countries.
In an address to the UN General Assembly’s 6th committee, Qaribi called on the global community to take a unified stance towards fighting terrorism.
“State terrorism continues to endanger peace, security and basic human rights of people … state terrorism apparently targets civilian population and deliberately attacks women and children sheltered in recognized protected places to break their determination in order to advance its repressive policies,” he said.
Qaribi stressed Iran’s call for a unified and comprehensive approach in countering terrorism as opposed to a selective one.
“We still face a big challenge in countering terrorism; (that is) double standards and selective approaches in dealing with terrorism. Such ill approaches, we warn, would undermine international trust and cooperating in countering terrorism worldwide. We need a united international community in fighting this scourge in an indiscriminate manner,” the Iranian envoy added.
Qaribi described Iran as a victim of terrorism, adding that the Islamic Republic is still suffering from terrorist attacks in different forms, including state terrorism.
In September, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi underlined the necessity for consistent and unbiased campaign on the terrorist groups, including the ISIL, in all countries without discrimination.