Iran (Islamic Republic of)

H.E. Mr. Mohammad Javad Zarif

Statement Summary

MOHAMMAD JAVAD ZARIF, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iran, said that 37 million people have been displaced since 2001 as a result of conflicts created by the United States under the auspices of the war on terror, which has resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives.  The international community should be asking whether the world is more or less secure than it was in 1945 and how it can counter the current disdain for international law.  The United States has brought on almost 120 economic wars it deceptively calls sanctions.  Adding that no one wins in war, he said complacency is the oxygen the United Sates needs to continue its unlawful actions against others.  The United Nations at 75 years, he stressed, must stand united against unilateralism and war.