by a number of Iranian women’s non-governmental organizations addressed to the
UN Secretary General in condemnation of the U.S. military attacks on
military transfer from one side of the world to the other side, due to
recent events, suggests that there will be a serious crisis threatening
the lives of millions of people in the Middle East and Central Asia.
the ambiguity in the concept of terrorism, which may be
easily misused against enemies, the need for an attempt by the UN in
order to clarifying such terms is generally required.
Excellency Secretary General! While
chanting the slogan of combating terrorism, the U.S. government is in fact expanding it. Therefore, it is quite necessary to ponder on the roots of
terrorism before the military and political presence of the U.S. could
have been permanently incorporated in the Asian region due to such an
can the world’s different nations believe that the U.S.
– the main supporter of the Zionist terrorist regime of Israel
which has been massacring, terrorizing and kidnapping in the occupied
Palestine and Lebanon for over 50 years – could be the flag-bearer of
U.S. bombardments on
innocent, homeless and hungry people of Afghanistan, as an excuse to
annihilate a couple of suspected terrorists, have neither legal nor
moral justification. Is it
possible for any country to invade others and create global unrest?
Excellency Secretary General! The
lives of people are of the same value-no matter in Palestine, Iran,
Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, Chechnya or New York.
The claim to be fighting terrorism-and of course ,in a
discriminative manner – in order to threaten other nations’
security, should be condemned. Do
we still believe in a ‘superior race’ after all these numerous
seminars and conferences against racism and racial discrimination, the
most recent of which was held in Durban a few months ago?
can all these crucial and violent attacks and bombardments be explained
by the so-called civilized states in the year of Dialog among
they not some organized crimes? Is
it in accordance with the international laws to have medical centers and
hospitals bombarded, and consequently murdered hundreds of men, women
and children? Which
punishments has the UN provided for violating such laws?
all strict censorship enforced in international media,
independent-minded people have found out the reality.
We are everyday witnessing millions of people demonstrating all
over the world, even in New York, beseeching the stop of war and
establishment of a sustainable peace based on justice.
Excellency Secretary General! Today,
all international bodies’ authorities, including your Excellency, have
to feel responsible for the whole world’s conscience.
It is not enough to just expressing regret in such circumstances!
The human society is in dire need of stronger executive and
practical considerations. The crises initiated in the corners of the world are not only
harmful to the oppressed nations but also create problems for the whole
world. The chief duty of
the international institutions such as UN is to have the rights of those
nations who have most suffered from the oppression of superpowers –
economically, politically and culturally – observed.
Council that acts rapidly when it comes to making decisions for
launching attacks, should also manage to make provisions to prevent such
encounters, which are unfortunately remaining unsolved, as it is the
case for Palestine, Bosnia, Afghanistan, etc.
is due time to inspect the role of the UN to see whether it represents
the whole world community or just obeys the decision-makers of the
Security Council? Will we
again observe the silence of the UN, which proves its inefficiency,
subservience and discriminative behavior once again?
Is it the UN’s only duty to settle dates and issue some
statements on the world child day, the day of youth, women’s day,
human rights, etc.?
any case, this responsibility has to be taken by your Excellency for the
time being. It is the
history that will judge forever. Truthful
stands and courageous decisions will make your esteemed name remain,
which is in fact worthier than hundreds of Nobel prizes.
a number of Iranian women’s NGOs, demand an immediate stop of military
attacks on innocent Afghan people and exit of alien forces from the
Middle East region.
Women Researchers Org
Women Followers of Ahlul-Bait
Association of Women Admirers of Peace and Social Justice
Islamic Revolution Women’s