Nation’s Voice will Be Heard at UNGA

Nation’s Voice will Be Heard at UNGA Nation’s Voice will Be Heard at UNGA

President Hassan Rouhani has said the world will hear the "voice of the Iranian nation" at the United Nations General Assembly.

Rouhani made the remarks before leaving Tehran for New York on Monday. The president is scheduled to make a speech at the UN headquarters on Thursday.

He said one of the most important matters that he intends to raise in New York is the issue of "Iranophobia."

"Unfortunately, some countries have promoted fear of Iran among the regional countries and nations and make false accusations against the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iranian nation," he said.

The world should be enlightened about the realities about the Iranian nation and the objectives of the Islamic Republic, he added.

Commenting on the ongoing nuclear talks between Iran and the major powers which are being held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Rouhani said Iran will not relinquish its nuclear rights.

"We have inalienable rights to develop and access peaceful nuclear technology to achieve the country's development goals, so we will not give up and we will continue following our path," he said.  He added if the other side does not respect Iran's nuclear rights, the outcome would be a "lose-lose" situation, which would not be to the benefit of anyone.

Elsewhere, the president said the West's campaign against terrorism is a "show", adding Western countries should learn a lesson from their previous actions and make a serious decision to deal with the issue.

In addition, he said it would be a great mistake if Western countries try to use the issue of terrorism as a pretext to increase their presence in the region.