NAM must continue to resist 'rising unilateralism': Zarif
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) must continue to be at the forefront of promoting multilateral decision-making, resisting the rising unilateralism, said Iranian foreign minister at his speech at the NAM conference in Baku on Thursday.
'This is of great importance if NAM wishes to pursue its aim of creating a just and equitable world order and global democratic governance,' said The Iranian Foreign minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif while speaking at the NAM conference in Baku On Thursday April 5,2018.
"NAM Member States are coming together to forge a collective response to the latest developments that affect our world with a determination to turn the Movement into a more effective vehicle for protecting our nations’ interests. " ,he emphasized.
While appreciating the nation and the government of Republic of Azerbaijan for their excellent preparations and their warm hospitality, The Iranian FM also thanked Republic of Venezuela for leading NAM movement he also called the republic the Bolivarian one.
"'We are following with a sense of repugnance the news of the premediated and deliberate massacre of unarmed Palestinian peaceful protesters, including women and children, in Gaza. This is the latest in the long history of Zionist atrocities against Palestinians in the past 70 years, carried out with impunity provided primarily by the US and some its regional and extra-regional allies. Recent US encouragements, especially its unlawful decision on Al-Quds Al-Sharif, have further emboldened this apartheid regime. NAM needs to take collective action here and in the UN to condemn these atrocities as well as policies and measures that embolden Zionists, to call for the establishment of an international inquiry bringing perpetrators to justice, to demand full restoration of the rights of Palestinians, in particular the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with al-Quds al-Sharif as its capital, and to demand an immediate end to the siege on Gaza.:" he continued.
During his speech .Mr Zarif described the free hand given to Israel as the sign of new version of rising unilateralism which he explained as the main threat against global security." The previous wave of unilateralism in early 2000s destabilized our region in catastrophic proportions, gave rise to violent extremism and terrorism and exacerbated tensions and crises in West Asia and beyond. Even today and despite the territorial defeat of Daesh by the valiant resistance of the Iraqi and Syrian people, our region is still suffering from the remnants of terrorist groups as well as their suspicious relocations."he warned.
"'Unpredictability -- due to mutually reinforcing unilateral impulsive measures and continued extremism and terrorism – has exacerbated chronic challenges and uncertainties in West Asia and North Africa. A paradigm shift to regional cooperation and integration is imperative. We need to strengthen our neighborhoods through an inclusive paradigm of respecting the interests of each other and rejecting the outdated paradigm of hegemony and exclusion that only creates tension and leads to destructive arms race. For our immediate neighborhood, we have proposed a regional dialogue forum to redress the dialogue deficit through engagement and confidence-building measures."he notified.
"'In the field of disarmament, the growing contempt of the US government for international obligations and its plans to spend $1.2 trillion to modernize and build new nuclear weapons will lead to a new nuclear arms race. Our Movement should resolutely pursue its disarmament priorities through existing mechanisms, including the UN High-Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament." he continued"
NAM must continue to be at the forefront of promoting multilateral decision-making, resisting the rising unilateralism. This is of great importance if NAM wishes to pursue its aim of creating a just and equitable world order and global democratic governance.'he concluded while addressing the chair man of the session.
While answering to the reporters Mohmmad Javad Zarif warned once again against rise of new wave of Unilateralism inspired by the United States of America through showing no respect for the international laws and regulations such as its position toward the Zionist Regime and the recent developments in the last months against Al-Quds and the Palestinians ,together with the issue of disarmament. Zarif called all of this process as the sign for total US detachment from the international community and this can be c alled as a Threat against NAM .He also stressed the necessity of dialogues and talks among the different members of NAM for converging the different points of view special in the MiIddle East.
The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Mid-Term Ministerial Conference, titled “Promoting international peace and security for sustainable development” kicked off in Baku on April 5 with the presence of the Iranian Minister of foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif.
More than 800 delegates from 120 member countries, 17 non-member countries and 110 international bodies are taking part in the two-day conference.Zarif has been the first foreign minister to address the conference.