EghtesadOnline: Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations expressed the country’s readiness to fully support the Peacekeeping operations in all their aspects.
“My delegation continues to emphasize the importance of the role of the United Nations peacekeeping operations”, said Gholam-Ali Khoshrou while addressing the UN General Assembly in New York.
According to ISNA, he went on to say that Iran is ready to provide the UN peacekeeping missions with security forces and logistic support.
“ Iran emphasizes that principles such as consent of the parties, the non-use of force except in self-defense, impartiality, the respect for the principles of sovereign equality, political independence, territorial integrity of all States and non-intervention in matters that are essentially within their domestic jurisdiction should be strictly observed, “underlined Iran’s official .
He also emphasized the need to uphold the highest standards of conduct and discipline for United Nations personnel, including UN peacekeepers, adding that combating misconduct, especially sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) should remain one of the priorities for the UN in conducting Peacekeeping operations.
He urged the Secretary-General to continue to implement the “policy of zero tolerance” on misconduct, including the sexual exploitation and abuse and take decisive actions in this regard.