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Thursday 8 December 2016 - 16:46
Story Code : 242109

Araghchi urges ICRC to Ďmore active engagementí in Syria, Yemen

MNAĖ Deputy FM and senior nuclear negotiator has said ICRC should bolster its contributions in terms of humanitarian aid in Yemen and Syria to address the ongoing human disaster.

Abbas Araghchi and Mr. Peter Maurer, head of International Committee of the Red Cross†(ICRC) on Wednesday discussed fruitful relations between Iran and ICRC since the imposed war of 1980. Araghchi voiced Iranís willingness to contribute to ICRCís humanitarian projects in the region. ďIn Syria and Yemen, there is an ongoing human disaster. We believe the ICRC had been waging laudable effort to effectively address the suffering of civilians in both countries; however, the scope of disaster entails yet more active engagement,Ē Araghchi told the meeting.

ďHolding a conference on Islam and International Humanitarian Law where ICRC and IRCS also participated, was a positive step toward presenting Islamís view of the place of the man in the hierarchy of creation,Ē he added.

Mr. Maurer for his part highlighted many common principles of Islamic human rights and international humanitarian law, and believed that all should help reintroduce this reality to the world public; ďICRC will enter a dialogue with all countries of some weight in the region and Iran is not an exception, with which it welcomes improvement of ties; Iranís contribution to ICRC activities will advanced the organizationís missions in the region,Ē he concluded.

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