Iran’s representative to the UN General Assembly’s Third Committee Mohammad Zareiyan said a new report by the UN rights rapporteur on the human rights situation in country is part of the US ‘maximum pressure’ strategy and aims to mount pressure on Iranian people.
Japan said Monday it will not sign a UN treaty that bans nuclear weapons and does not welcome its entry into force next year, rejecting the wishes of atomic bomb survivors in Japan who urge the government to join and work for a nuclear-free world.
Iran’s Representative to the First Committee of the UN General Assembly Heidar Ali Baloji said the country's missile program is based on the international regulations and its nuclear deal is not a one-way commitment only accepted by Iran.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has hailed the lifting of the UN arms embargo on the Islamic Republic as the victory of the logic of law and truth over bullying, saying the US failed in its plots to deprive the Iranians of their right to free trade in defensive equipment.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed the importance of implementing Iran’s peace initiative to promote security in the Persian Gulf, dubbed Hormuz Peace Endeavour (HOPE), calling for collective cooperation among neighbors to establish “inclusive dialogue and security networking” in the region.
China on Monday accused the United States of "peddling arms" and "interfering" in other countries' affairs after Washington threatened sanctions against any nation to sell weapons to Iran even after the end of a UN ban.