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Iran president: UN must be ‘voice of nations, not powers’

September 19, 2023 at 12:24 pm

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi (R) in Tehran, Iran on September 03, 2023 [Murat Gök/Anadolu Agency]

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi yesterday said the United Nations must be “the voice of nations and not the voice of the arrogant powers.”

Speaking to reporters upon his arrival in New York to attend the 78th United Nations General Assembly, Raisi said the world’s nations expect the UN to be an organisation for the nations because the nations’ voices will not be heard if it becomes an organisation of states.

“The UN and the General Assembly are the chances to express the voice of the Iranian nation and explain the foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Iranian nation’s voice is stronger than ever because last year they accomplished a great victory against the enemy’s cognitive and hybrid war,” he added.

Raisi is scheduled to have meetings with some other countries’ presidents and deliver a speech to Iranians living in the US during his trip to New York, besides his speech at the 78th United Nations General Assembly.

The 78th session of the UN General Assembly began yesterday and is set to end on 26 September.

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