Iran Urges UN to Take Firm Stance Against Nuclear Scientists’ Assassination

Director-General of the Peace and International Security Department at Iranian Foreign Ministry Reza Najafi called on the UN to take firm position with regard to assassinating nuclear scientists and Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani.

Speaking in a meeting with Assistant Secretary-General and Executive Director of United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate Michèle Coninsx, Najafi stressed solving the misunderstandings regarding double standards adopted by the United Nations in fighting terrorism.

Both sides discussed interaction in fighting terrorism, cooperation capacities, terrorist threats in the region and countries around Iran, and the need to combat the financing of terrorist groups.

Najafi stressed the situation in Afghanistan and the need for the United Nations to pay more attention to this issue to prevent the country from becoming a terrorist activity and a safe haven for ISIS and Al-Qaeda.

Speaking in a separate meeting with UN Under-Secretary-General for Counter-Terrorism Vladimir Voronkov, the two sides reviewed implementation of the UN General Assembly resolution entitled "Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy", the need to return foreign terrorist fighters and their families, especially children, to their detention camps in Syria and Iraq, and the possible danger of extremism and terrorist acts by them.

Both sides also discussed current situation in Afghanistan and the need to prevent the country from becoming a safe haven for terrorists.