Iran’s FM Urges More Active UN Role in Settling World Crises
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Saturday.
During the meeting, held on the sidelines of the 53rd edition of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Germany, Zarif and Guterres discussed international and regional issues, including the situation in Yemen, Syria and Iraq and the grave conditions of Rohingya Muslims in Mynamar.
The Iranian foreign minister called for the United Nations’ more active presence in resolution of these crises.
He also voiced Tehran’s readiness to cooperate with the UN and its secretary general’s efforts.
Zarif further invited the UN chief to pay a visit to Iran.
Guterres, for his part, described the July 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) as a major factor in international peace and stability and stressed the UN’s support for the deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
He also welcomed Zarif’s invitation and said he will visit Iran at the earliest opportunity.