Nov 10, 2018 07:33 Asia/Tehran

Iran's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo criticized those countries which violate UN security council resolutions, and openly defy international law.

Iran Press/Iran News: Calling on the United Nations to act decisively to preserve multilateralism, Iran's permanent representative, Gholamali Khoshroo on Friday expressed support for the Non-Aligned Movement’s proposal to designate an “International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace”.

"The doctrine of withdrawal from international instruments and institutions practiced by a member of the Security Council has resulted in that country’s withdrawal from the Human Rights Council, the Paris climate agreement and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action(JCPOA), the last of which is the result of intensive negotiations to solve a manufactured crisis," Permanent Representative of Iran to the United Nations noted according to Iran Press.

“The world should not allow the United States to pursue its unilateral, arrogant and self-centred policy,” Khoshroo said, adding that such actions would result in a world order founded on 'might is right', not rule of law.

On 16 October, Iran's ambassador to the UN, Gholamali Khoshroo, said that US openly threatens countries as an instrument of foreign policy and this trend would result in weakening of the United Nations.

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"Climate change is a perfect example of a transnational issue that cannot be managed by one country alone," Permanent Representative of Iran to the United Nations added on the Friday's meeting of Security Council.

“The US withdrawal from the JCPOA and re-imposition of unilateral sanctions four days ago is an appalling violation of resolution 2231 and openly defies international law,” Khoshroo added.

Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and other nations’ ambassadors noted that multilateralism was under threat when countries acted unilaterally or ignored agreements.

Diplomats who do the collaborative work of the world’s foremost multinational coalition at the UN on Friday praised the organization’s multilateral approach for thwarting wars, curbing disease and famine, fending off global environmental disaster and maintaining peace.

"Multilateralism has a proven track record in saving lives, generating economic and social progress and avoiding a third descent into world war,” said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, speaking at a Security Council meeting arranged by China, which is president of the 15-member body for November.

“Recent years have seen inspiring achievements in international diplomacy — above all the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on climate change,” Guterres added.

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“The peace operations authorized by this council are also important expressions of multilateralism in action. Peacekeeping has helped a great many countries to recover from armed conflict. Our missions are often critical bulwarks against chaos and bloodshed,” UN Secretary-General noted.

Jun. 1, 2018, marked the one year anniversary of the US President Donald Trump Administration's retreat from the Paris Agreement, a framework backed by every country in the world to reduce climate pollution except United States  of America. 

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