During the meeting, the senior UN official thanked Iran for hosting more than 5 million Afghan refugees despite the challenges facing the Islamic Republic due to sanctions.
He referred to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), expressing hope that the current consultations and contacts between the JCPOA parties will lead to the revival of this agreement as soon as possible.
Kőrösi said the revival of JCPOA will benefit global peace and security.
For his part, the top Iranian diplomat referred to the consultations held in connection within the framework of the JCPOA and said that a team from the International Atomic Energy Agency was present in Iran and that Rafael Grossi, the Director-General of the Agency, is also set to visit Iran soon.
Referring to the developments in Ukraine, Amir-Abdollahian emphasized Iran’s principled position regarding respect for the independence and territorial integrity of other countries.
He stressed the falsity of the accusations of Iran’s military aid to Russia against Ukraine and said that there is no evidence to prove the allegations.
The President of the UN General Assembly hailed a general amnesty issued by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and said the action deserves praise.
He appreciated Iran’s high-ranking presence in the Human Rights Council and the explanation of Iran’s positions in the UN body.
Amir-Abdollahian also emphasized that respect for human rights is rooted in Iranian beliefs and culture, and that Iran will continue its interaction with human rights mechanisms and the High Commission for Human Rights.
In the meeting, the two sides exchanged views regarding the crises facing the world community including war, food crisis, energy crisis, water crisis and humanitarian situations in the world.
Kőrösi highlighted Iran’s great progress in the field of water management, asking the Islamic Republic to actively participate in a relevant meeting of the United Nations in March 2024.
Amir-Abdollahian thanked him for the invitation and said that Iran will try to have an active and influential presence in this meeting.
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