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UN: US coalition’s post 9/11 actions helped terrorist organisations to emerge - Rouhani02:26

UN: US coalition’s post 9/11 actions helped terrorist organisations to emerge - Rouhani

United Nations, New York
September 22, 2016 at 16:13 GMT +00:00 · Published

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that major world powers are using the rhetoric of "creating a secure environment for their citizens" as a way of repressing other countries and justifying military interventions, during his address at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Thursday.

Speaking of the actions taken by the United States and its allies after 9/11, Rouhani stated that "The genesis of borderless violent extremism and terrorism could be attributed to the security strategies developed by major powers in the past 15 years,” and added that the main message to be learnt from this is "that security in one region at the cost of insecurity in others would not only be impossible, but it could also lead to more insecurity everywhere."

The Iranian president also blamed Israel and "Zionist pressure groups" for trying to pressure US Congress "to pass indefensible legislation, forcing the highest American judicial institution to violate pre-emptory norms of international law."

The 71st annual UNGA takes place in the UN's New York City headquarters between Tuesday 20 and Monday 26 September. During the General Assembly, attended by all 193 UN member states, decisions will be taken on issues including peace and security, humanitarian issues, and the organisation's budget for the following session.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that major world powers are using the rhetoric of "creating a secure environment for their citizens" as a way of repressing other countries and justifying military interventions, during his address at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Thursday.

Speaking of the actions taken by the United States and its allies after 9/11, Rouhani stated that "The genesis of borderless violent extremism and terrorism could be attributed to the security strategies developed by major powers in the past 15 years,” and added that the main message to be learnt from this is "that security in one region at the cost of insecurity in others would not only be impossible, but it could also lead to more insecurity everywhere."

The Iranian president also blamed Israel and "Zionist pressure groups" for trying to pressure US Congress "to pass indefensible legislation, forcing the highest American judicial institution to violate pre-emptory norms of international law."

The 71st annual UNGA takes place in the UN's New York City headquarters between Tuesday 20 and Monday 26 September. During the General Assembly, attended by all 193 UN member states, decisions will be taken on issues including peace and security, humanitarian issues, and the organisation's budget for the following session.

SOURCE: UNTV - UNIFEED

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