|Unilateral sanctions violate principles of UN Convention against Corruption: Iranian official||
TEHRAN – State Inspectorate Organization Director Mostafa Pourmohammadi has said that the imposition of unilateral sanctions on a country goes against the principles of the United Nations Convention against Corruption.
Pourmohammadi made the remarks on Friday in a speech during the 6th
Annual Conference and General Meeting of the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which opened on Thursday and closes on Sunday.
The Iranian official said that the Islamic Republic believes that the imposition of unilateral sanctions on a country runs counter to the principles of the UN Convention against Corruption because such sanctions will lead to the growth of underground economy, illegal financial transactions, and money laundering.
He also called on governments to refrain from imposing unilateral sanctions on other countries because such an approach is in violation of international regulations.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Pourmohammadi urged governments to support the campaign against illicit drugs, an issue which has increased social crises, financial corruption, human trafficking, and insecurity.
Pointing to recent blasphemies against Islam, he said that disrespecting religious sanctities and insulting prophets must be condemned because such intellectual and moral corruption creates discord between nations, promotes hatred, and results in the waste of financial and human resources.
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