Iran's permanent representative to the United Nations called the US unilateralist approach a threat to the rule of international law and criticized the dual and dishonest approach of some countries in the fight against corruption.


Iran Press/America: Majid Takht-Ravanchi made the remarks at a national and international rule of law meeting on Thursday hosted by the UN General Assembly sixth committee.

He called multilateralism one of the most important achievements of the United Nations, which is now under serious violation as a result of US unilateralist approaches.

Iran's envoy added that the manifestations of this unilateralism can be seen in the withdrawal of the United States from international agreements, treaties and international organizations, the start of trade wars with countries and the practice of economic and medical terrorism through unilateral coercive actions against countries for political gain.

Iran's Permanent Mission to the United Nations continued: "Threating the International Criminal Court and its prosecutors, abusing the international financial system, the punishment of countries for implementing Security Council resolutions, confiscation of countries' central bank assets and breach of their obligations to the United Nations by imposing travel restrictions on members of some UN agencies, are some aspects of American unilateralism that have significantly jeopardized the rule of law at the international level."

Referring to the opening of two legal cases by Iran before the International Court of Justice for the realization of Iran's legitimate rights, Takht-Ravanchi said that the issuance of a binding interim injunction by the International Court of Justice and its emphasis on the US commitment to remove trade barriers facing Iran in some areas is further evidence of the illegality of US sanctions against Iran and our people, yet the US response to the binding ruling of the UN judiciary has been the increase in sanctions.

He referred to the fight against corruption, which was chosen as the topic of discussion at the summit, and referred to Iran's internal measures, including the amendment of the anti-money laundering law.

He emphasized the Islamic Republic's commitment to the implementation of the United Nations Convention against corruption, as well as the provisions of this convention on the return of funds withdrawn as a result of corruption, as one of the basic principles of the Convention.

The Permanent Representative of Iran to the United Nations called the non-observance of these regulations by some countries a dual and dishonest approach in the fight against corruption, which will let the activities of corrupt individuals continue and will weaken the rule of law at the national and international levels.


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