Iran becomes member of UN Peacebuilding Commission

February 15, 2019 - 20:8

TEHRAN – Members of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) have endorsed Iran’s membership in the body’s Peacebuilding Commission in spite of U.S. pressure.

In their Thursday meeting at the UN headquarters in New York, 35 out of 46 member states of the ECOSOC voted in favor of Iran’s membership in the commission.

“Iran’s membership in the council came amid U.S. delegation’s fierce opposition,” a report by IRNA said.

It added that the U.S. delegation called for a secret ballot as part of a larger plan to stop Iran’s membership in the council.


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