Saturday, May 28, 2011

Iran: Iran re-elected to UN commission

IRNA - Iran was re-elected as the UN Commission on Population and Development on Thursday despite joint wide-scale efforts of the US and Canada.

Iran won the seat on overwhelming majority votes by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) members.

In a speech to the meeting, Iran's Deputy Ambassador and Permanent Envoy to the United Nations Eshaq Al-Habib voiced surprise over gesture of the so-called advocates of tolerance, patience and respect to diplomatic norms, who attempted to question the votes of the Asian countries in the UN.

Al-Habib called on all the members to respect views of the Asian states and not to bow to the policy the US has recently been adopted.

“The US and its allies, pressurizing smaller and weaker countries, try to make them encounter other regional states.'

Whether becoming or not becoming the Commission member, Iran will actively make presence in the international talks and discussions, added the envoy.

“I do not find Canada’s views so much important to address them because it only follows disciplines and policies of the US,” he added.