Iran’s UN envoy: Saudis have armed Daesh and other terror groups

September 7, 2018

TEHRAN - Gholamali Khoshroo, Iran’s ambassador to the UN, said on Thursday that Saudi Arabia has armed and financed extremist terrorist group like Daesh, Al-Nusra Front and other Takfiri groups.

“Saudi Arabia has armed and financed extremist terrorist group like Daesh, Al-Nusra Front and other Takfiri groups and at the same time continues bombing innocent children of Yemen,” Khoshroo said during a speech at the UN High-Level Forum on the Culture of Peace.

Following is an excerpt of his speech:

In fact, unilaterally imposed measures, the use and threat of use of force, pressure, and unilateral coercive sanctions as a means to achieving national policy objectives, have a serious adverse impact on the promotion of a culture of peace. They are fundamental impediments to establish a peaceful and prosperous world as well as a just and equitable world order.

Indeed, interventionist policy, aggressive military exercises against the territorial integrity or political independence of a sovereign state, which are manifestations of unilateralism, are inconsistent with the promoting and preserving peace and security.

The rising threat of terrorism and violent extremism across the globe, in particular, in the Middle East is one of the sound effects of unilateralism coupled with an interventionist, flawed and shortsighted policy of a certain power. It is done through proxies, Saudi Arabia has armed and financed extremist terrorist group like Daesh, Al-Nusra Front and other Takfiri groups and at the same time continues bombing innocent children of Yemen. It goes without saying that these actions run counter to culture of peace.

“Me first” policy might work, for one, at first – but at the end it is doomed to failure. So, there is a need to shift to a new democratic and balanced approach.
 

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