“Nations expect the United Nations to be an organization of ‘nations’ because if it becomes an organization of ‘states’, the voice of nations will not be heard,” he told reporters upon his arrival in New York on Monday.
Raeisi emphasized that the capacities of the UN and the General Assembly can be used to communicate the Iranian nation’s voice and outline the Islamic Republic’s foreign policy.
Raeisi stressed the importance of outlining the “important messages” of the Iranian nation’s achievements in the face of the enemies. He said the great nation of Iran has something to say in its demand for justice and rights, and the fight against discrimination and corruption.
Raeisi is scheduled to address the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. He will also hold talks with senior officials from other countries and participate in separate meetings there.
The 78th UNGA session will take place on September 18-26. The presence of high-ranking officials from different countries at the annual event provides a good opportunity for international political consultations and bilateral dialogues.