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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, on the margins of the 67th United Nations General Assembly

New York, 23 September 2012

The Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The Secretary-General stressed the grave regional implications of the worsening situation in Syria and underlined the devastating humanitarian impact.

The Secretary-General urged Iran to take the measures necessary to build international confidence in the exclusively peaceful nature of its nuclear programme.

The Secretary-General drew attention to the potentially harmful consequences of inflammatory rhetoric, counter-rhetoric and threats from various countries in the Middle East.  He also referred to some important human rights concerns.

The Secretary-General expressed the hope that under Iran’s Chairmanship, the Non-Aligned Movement would continue to play constructive role in world affairs.


Readouts on 23 September 2012