Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 29
By Elena Kosolapova – Trend:
While addressing the 70th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev urged to prevent the arbitrary imposition of sanctions and make it the prerogative of the United Nations, the presidential press-service said.
“It is necessary to prevent the arbitrary imposition of sanctions which contradicts both the UN Charter and international law,” the president said. “I am convinced that the right to impose international sanctions, that can damage the well-being of millions of people, should remain the exclusive prerogative of the Security Council. Failure to comply with this principle undermines the foundation of the modern world order, and is a relic of the Cold War.”
“I would like to stress that there is no alternative to the United Nations as a universal organization,” the president said. “Compliance by the countries with their international obligations remains the cornerstone of the modem world order. Today it is necessary to make every effort to restore dialogue, mutual understanding and trust in international relations.”
The president said that the threat of terrorism and religious extremism has become global in its scale.
“I propose establishing under the auspices of the UN of a unified global network to counter international terrorism and extremism,” he said. “To achieve this objective it is necessary to first develop and adopt a comprehensive document of the United Nations to combat terrorism.”
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