Gholam-Hossein Dehqani, Iran’s deputy representative to the United Nations, has denounced a Saudi-proposed UN resolution against the Syrian government, stressing that it rewards those countries backing terrorism and extremism in the country and does a “disservice” to the UN.
The comments were made during the Third Committee of the 71st session of the General Assembly.
“It does nothing but rewarding violent extremism and terrorism and those who have helped them develop extreme ideologies and corresponding financial and logistical resources in the past many years,” he added.
“Let me, however, assure those who initiated this resolution and those who abetted them to push it through this committee, that this and similar acts won’t dissuade us from our fight against violent extremism, as we are determined to clean our environment from extremists who try to sow terror in our neighborhood and export it to the entire world,” he added.
Syria’s Ambassador Bashar al-Ja’afari also condemned the resolution, noting that the “Saudi regime should be the last to talk about human rights.”