Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is in New York to participate in the annual UN General Assembly meeting, announced Tehran’s plans to propose solutions and mechanisms for fighting terrorism to the world body
“Last year, Iran raised the topic of a world free from violence and extremism and today we see how badly extremism is affecting the region and our prediction was correct,” Rouhani said upon arrival at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport on Tuesday morning.
“This year, we will discuss and study solutions to fight terrorism and violence,” he added.
Rouhani also referred to his participation in the UN summit on climate change, and expressed the hope that issues related to climate and environment will go under discussion during the meeting and the results will be used to improve the situation.
On December 18, the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to approve 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, 2013.
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”.