Larijani slammed misuse of world bodies by the US and other powers
Speaker of the Islamic Parliament of Iran says world bodies misused by US, and other powers
Irans parliament speaker Ali Larijani said Monday that international bodies such as the United Nations were misused by the United States and other powers, leading to the increased insecurity.
Larijani, addressing the World Conference of Speakers of Parliaments in Geneva, said the double standards and unilateral policies" of such powers had meant these organizations were unable to secure international peace.
In a scathing attack, he suggested the United Nations and Inter-Parliamentary Union form a new body that would strip out the "historical shortcomings" of the UN and other international agencies.
"The unfair and unjust power structure in the international arena has led to the instrumental use of the specialized international bodies, a situation detrimental to the present and future of mankind," Larijani charged.
Pointing to attacks such as the twin suicide bombings at a Shiite mosque in southeast Iran last week, he blamed world powers for the failure of international organizations to bring about peace and stability.
"The current prevailing structure of power has not only been unable to secure international peace and security, but also led to the emergence of such new phenomena as terrorism in a very dangerous and organized framework," he said.
"No doubt such inability is due to the double standards and unilateral policies exercised by the big powers, including the US, as well as the instrumental use of specialized international bodies," he added.
Larijani said the UN and Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) should consider the creation of a "more powerful organ" composed of their elites" to observe peaceful and just missions undertaken by the two organs".
Irans former chief nuclear negotiator told the conference organized b the Geneva-based IPU that Washingtons stance against a nuclear fuel swap deal with Turkey and Brazil was an example of an" arrogant" international approach.
"The main question arising here is why the US defied this agreement contrary to the initial steps it took urging Turkey and Brazil to do so. Such a treatment is nothing but an indication of an arrogant, unprincipled and dishonorable approach in the international arena," he said.
Under the deal, Iran would ship some low-enriched uranium to Turkey in return for higher-grade fuel for a Tehran research reactor.
But the United States disagreed with Turkey and Brazils tactics, and led a push last month at the UN Security Council for fresh sanctions against Iran over its disputed nuclear program.