New York(IP)- Upon his arrival in New York to attend the 77th Summit of the United Nations General Assembly, Iran's President said that sanctions, terrorism, war, and bloodshed are the result of unilateralism, adding that the UN should not only represent powerful countries.

Iran PressAmerica: Ebrahim Raisi is heading a high-ranking delegation comprising Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and his Deputy for Political Affairs Ali Bagheri Kani -- who is also the top Iranian nuclear negotiator -- among others.

He said that the United Nations should represent all countries, not powerful nations, adding that there are a series of global issues that can be addressed in gatherings such as the General Assembly summit. 

Raisi said that those issues include sanctions which big powers are using as a tool to pressure other nations and the targeted countries would reciprocate and that would create a situation threatening peace and tranquility. 

The Iranian president went on to say that another issue that should be addressed is terrorism and the support for it, as well as war and bloodshed, which everybody is opposed to. 

Raisi concluded that all of these issues were the result of unilateralism and must be resolved through collective wisdom.  

World leaders are set to address the 77th UNGA Summit from September 20 to 26.