The Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the UN, Amb. Majid Takht Ravanchi, affirmed in his statement last Monday before the Joint General Debate of the 4th Committee, that his country supports the right of the people of Western Sahara to self-determination in line with UN General Assembly’s resolution 1514.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran reaffirms the right to self-determination of the Saharawi people in line with United Nations resolution 1514 (XV) on the granting of Independence to colonial countries and peoples,” he said.
He expressed “our support for the ongoing negotiations with a view to achieving a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution which would provide for the self-determination of the people of the Western Sahara.”
He further stressed “the importance of the parties’ commitment to continue this process within the framework of UN-sponsored talks, without preconditions and in good faith, in conformity with the purposes and principles of the UN Charter.”
It should be recalled that Iran recognized the Saharawi Republic in 27 February 1980.