Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stressed the need for the United Nations and UN Security Council to observe justice when adopting different measures, expressing views and making decisions. Ahmadinejad made the remarks in a meeting with the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in New York on Monday, where he underlined that all countries and human beings should be equal before the law.
He further called for certain changes in the structure of the UN, the Security Council in particular, in order for the UN to become able to support the rights of nations and fulfill its duties.
The president blasted the veto-wielding right of a few world countries, and reminded, “If one of these (veto-wielding) countries oppresses another country, where should the latter one go to complain?”
Regarding his country’s nuclear issue, he said the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) should be allowed to fulfill its duties and responsibilities under a free atmosphere, and added, “The Agency has announced that Iran’s nuclear activities are peaceful and undermining of the Agency, which is an affiliate body to the United Nations, is not beneficial to anyone.”
For his part, the UN chief adored the great Iranian nation and named himself as a friend of Iran.
Ban Ki-Moon further praised Tehran’s efforts in resolving regional problems and restoring peace and security in Afghanistan and Iraq.
He also voiced his preparedness to help resolve Iran’s nuclear issue, and called for continued transparent cooperation between Tehran and the IAEA, reminding that the present method of cooperation can lead to a final solution to the issue.