Aug 31, 2020, 11:49 PM
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Rouhani: Niger will surely oppose US unilateralism in UNSC

Tehran, Aug 31, IRNA - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a telephone conversation with his Niger's counterpart Mahamadou Issoufou said that the two countries have had constructive cooperation on international issues and bodies, and said that Niger will surely counter the US' unilateralism in the UN Security Council.

"I am sure that an independent and professional Niger will prevent misuing the UN Security Council for US unilateralism," President Rouhani said in his phone talk with Niger's president. 

President Rouhani voiced his pleasure in Niger's manner of confronting the spread of coronavirus, and said that the Islamic Republic of Iran has also had successful efforts in controlling the spread of coronavirus and "we are ready to share out experiences with the friendly and Muslim country of Niger.

The Iranian president thanked Niger for its continuous supports for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the UN Security Council's Resolution 2231, and said, "Many of today's global problems are rooted in the misue of some countries from the international bodies. I am very happ that Iran and Niger have common view that the international relations should be based on justice, righteousness and nobel human values which are based on independence, solidarity and dignity."

President Rouhani pointed to four decades of friendly relations between Tehran and Niami, and said that the two countries have had good cooperation in the field of mining exploration, health, treatment and agriculture and "I hope we could make use of all capacities to expand relations."

The Iranian president also said that Iran is ready to share its experiences with Niger in the field of confronting terrorism.

He congratulated Niger on rotating chairmanship of the UN Security Council in September, and said that the two countries of Iran and Niger have always had constructive and positive cooperation on international issues and bodies, including at the UN, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in maintaining independence and impartiality for realizing these goals of the international bodies. 

President Rouhani reiterated that he is assured that the Republic of Niger as a NAM member-state as it had quite constructive stance vis-a-vis US-proposed draft resolution to illegally extend arms embargo on Iran, it will act fully independent and professional during its presidency over UNSC and it will prevent misusing the status of the UN and the UNSC for extravagance and unilateralism of the US.

Niger's president, for his part, welcomed sharing Iran's experiences in different fields, including fighting the coronavirus.

"The two countries' relations over the past four decades have been very good and friendly, and Niger is ready to expand such relations in all fields," he added.

He pointed to the two countries good cooperation in international bodies such as NAM and the UN, and expressed his pleasure in the two countries' common viewpoints concerning international issues.

"The Republic of Niger has always tried to promote its international cooperation on the basis of important human values and it will also arrange its measures at the UNSC on this basis. 

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