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Iran warns United Nations to Stop Export of Weapons to Syria

Written by The Informed Aussie
Published on Thursday, August 30th, 2012
Globalist Report

Ayatollah Khameneni meeting united nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-MoonIn a meeting with the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, Iran’s Ayatollah Khamene’i and his accompanying delegation called on the United Nations to stop the supply of weapons to Syria.

He said that the United Nations was expected to take the issue of nuclear disarmament seriously and called on the United Nations to deal with US nuclear threats against Iran.

The meeting took place on the sidelines of the NAM ministerial meetings on 29 August in Tehran.

Speaking about the issue of nuclear disarmament, Ayatollah Khamene’I said:

The Islamic Republic of Iran insists on a Middle East free from nuclear weapons and the United Nations must make a serious effort to remove the existing concerns about nuclear weapons.”

Ayatollah Khamene’i referred to the US and some other powers equipping Israel with nuclear weapons and said:

“’This issue is a big danger for the region and the United Nations is expected to take action in this regard”. He added: “Unfortunately the structure of the United Nation is faulty and the most bullying countries in the world, which possess nuclear weapons and have a track record on using them, have dominated the Security Council.”

Commenting on the United Nations request for assistance from Iran in the Syrian crisis, the leader said:

“The Syrian issue is a very unpleasant one which will result in the victimization of the people of that country.” He added: “Based on its beliefs and religious teachings, the Islamic Republic of Iran will not spare any effort to resolve the Syrian crisis.”

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei United Nations issue of total nuclear disarmamentAyatollah Khamenen’i also said:

“However, solving the Syrian problem has a condition, and that is to prevent the export of weapons to irresponsible groups inside Syria.”

He described the current situation in Syria as the result of the flood of weapons across the border for opposition groups and said:

‘It is natural for the government of Syria to have weapons because the Syrian government, like any government, has an army. The bitter truth about Syria is that a group of countries have forced the opposition groups in Syria to wage a war on their behalf and this proxy war is the reality of the crisis in Syria.”

The leader pointed out:

These countries, which started the war in Syria, prevented the implementation of Mr Kofi Annan’s plan and did not allow this plan to reach fruition and as long as this dangerous plan continues by some countries in Syria, the situation in Syria will not change.”

Elsewhere in his remarks, the leader referred to Iran’ nuclear programme and said:

“The Americans know fully well that Iran is not after nuclear weapons. They are only looking for excuses.”

Khamene’i pointed to Iran’s “extensive” cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), saying:

“Based on its regulations, the agency is obliged to give technical and scientific support to Iran. But, not only has the IAEA not fulfilled its commitment, it keeps throwing spanner in the works.”

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moonSpeaking about malware attacks on Iran’s internet system, the leader said “Why didn’t the IAEA take a stance in this respect?”

Commenting on President Obama’s nuclear threats against Iran, the leader told Ban Ki-Moon: that “It was expected from the UN to immediately deal with these threats.”

The leader finished with an advice to Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, saying:

“Regarding the nuclear disarmament, do not compromise with any power and use this opportunity correctly.”

At this meeting, Ban Ki-Moon said:

Regarding Syria, I, as the secretary-general of the United Nation, would like to ask the Islamic Republic of Iran to use its influence and prepare the ground for resolving the crisis in Syrian.”

Ban Ki-Moon added:

“We believe that the supply of weapons to the Syria government and its opposition groups must stop”

Ban Ki-Moon also expressed concern over Iran’s nuclear programme and called for more cooperation with the IAEA and the 5+1 group.”

Credit: Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Tehran, in Persian 29 August 2012