Plan to Update WAVE Proposal

Plan to Update WAVE ProposalPlan to Update WAVE Proposal

Iran plans to put forward an updated version of a resolution based on President Hassan Rouhani's proposal for the World Against Violence and Extremism to the United Nations General Assembly for ratification.

Ambassador to the UN Gholamali Khoshrou made the announcement on Thursday at a meeting of the UN General Assembly in New York, Press TV reported.

The Islamic Republic, he said, has held preliminary talks with several countries to pave the way for the adoption of the updated draft.

In December 2013, the assembly overwhelmingly voted to approve President Rouhani's WAVE proposal, which called on all nations across the globe to denounce violence and extremism.

The president had made the proposal in his address to the UN Disarmament Conference in New York on September 25, 2013.

"Based on the developments of the past two years, the draft will be presented by Iran to the assembly in the near future," Khoshrou said.

The Iranian envoy then referred to a recent letter by the Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei addressed to the youth in the West.

Khoshrou said the letter was aimed at presenting "a genuine viewpoint from inside the Muslim world on the fight against terrorism for the youth."

The letter, which was released on November 29, called on the young people in the West to help pave the way for enhanced interaction with the Muslim world.

It was the second time the Leader addressed the western youth in an open letter.

In January, Ayatollah Khamenei released a letter to the youth in Europe and North America, urging them to study about Islam and obtain firsthand information about it before accepting their governments' propaganda.

The Leader's letter came against the backdrop of extensive acts of terrorism across the globe carried out by terror groups such as the so-called Islamic State militant group, which is wreaking havoc on Syria and Iraq.