Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham underlined the need for collective efforts to fight terrorism and extremism in the world, and said that Iran has always supported global peace and stability as well as the world’s oppressed nations.
“Iran’s Islamic Revolution has always supported peace and stability for the people of the world and it has been after backing up the oppressed people throughout the world,” Afkham told reporters on the sidelines of a meeting organized by the Islamic World Peace Forum on the occasion of the International Day of Peace in Tehran on Sunday.
She underlined that Iran’s main goal after the 1979 Islamic Revolution (past 35 years) has been peace for all the world nations.
The Iranian foreign ministry spokeswoman noted that under the present conditions that terrorist groups commit various types of crimes while enjoying the support of the big powers and at a time when Israel commits massive crimes against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, the need for moderation and staying away from extremism is felt more than ever.
Afkham pointed to the theme of this year’s International Day of Peace that is “The Rights of Peoples to Peace”, and said, “Iran’s main proposals for the materialization of this motto include keeping distant from extremism and racism and sticking to moderation as well as respect for the values of the world nations.”
She said that the UN General Assembly provides the best opportunity for discussing confrontation against extremism, and said, “The UN as the most important international body can establish the best encounter with the discourse of extremism in the General Assembly, given the tools and instruments that it has.”
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21.
The UN General Assembly has declared September 21 as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.
To mark the 30th anniversary of the General Assembly Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace, the theme of this year’s International Day of Peace is the “Right of Peoples to Peace”.