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.