Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:44AM
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani

The Iranian president says the adoption of a UN resolution sponsored by Iran, "World Against Violence and Violent Extremism” (WAVE), amounts to another triumph for the Islamic Republic against Israel.

Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that the adoption of the UN resolution marks another political victory for Iran against a plot by Zionists to isolate the Islamic Republic.

On December 18, the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to approve Rouhani’s WAVE proposal, which calls on all nations across the globe to denounce violence and extremism. The Iranian president made the proposal in his address to the UN Disarmament Conference in New York on September 25.

Under the resolution, the Assembly would urge member states to take “appropriate measures to strengthen universal peace and to achieve international cooperation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character.”

The resolution also encourages “respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction of any kind such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinions, national or social origin, property, birth, or other status.”

“The adoption of this resolution provides an ideal opportunity to introduce the real face of Islam and Shiism to the world,” the Iranian president added.

Rouhani noted that despite the hegemonic powers’ long-time effort to portray Iran as an advocate of violence, the Islamic Republic has emerged as the flag-bearer of countering violence and extremism in the world.

The Iranian president, meanwhile, expressed condolences on the occasion of Arbaeen, the 40th day after the anniversary of the martyrdom, some 14 centuries ago, of Imam Hussein, the third Shia Imam and grandson of Prophet Mohammad.