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Quotes from statements made at the 66th session of the UN General Assembly

23 september 2011, 13:10
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66th session of the UN General Assembly is held in New York on September 19-23. UN member-states focus on the situation in several countries of the Middle East and North Africa, and on prospects of settling of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Special events of the General Assembly, the Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty and high-level meetings on prevention and control of non-communicable diseases and addressing desertification, land degradation and drought in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication cover acute issues of non-profileration of nuclear weapons, healthcare, ecology, and inter-religious relations.

 

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev:

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©REUTERS

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©REUTERS

On September 11

“There are no reliable security measures against electronic extremism in today's world of total informatization. Ten years ago we were all united by a humongous tragedy, September 11. But we haven't made any conclusions out of it. Backslides of international terrorism are still seen in different parts of the world. These are the main problems of the new century.”

On nuclear weapons

“We acknowledge the treaty between the U.S. and Russia on gradual reduction their nuclear arsenals. We think that it is important that all the Nuclear Club countries join this initiative. The situation is paradoxic in the world today: some countries are allowed to own and improve nuclear weapons, while other countries are strongly forbidden to even develop them. This is unfair, disproportional and dishonest. Such provisions of the international law have to be reconsidered. I am talking about increasing responsibility of all countries, nuclear states to begin with, for lowering the number of nuclear weapons until their complete elimination. There are currently no clear legal guarantees for non-nuclear states from the countries that own nuclear weapons. Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty does not work in this important direction. Currently nuclear weapons are not constraining but accelerating the arms race.”

“I suggest to sign a collective request to de facto nuclear countries to give up their ambitions and join global treaties.”

On global economic crisis

“Worldcurrency and trade-economic regulation structures should be capable of forecasting and eliminating the reasons behind the global crisis. Everyone agrees that the current global crisis was caused by defects in the world financial system, but no significant measures have been taken so far to eliminate the defects. The delays might cause new strong waves of crisis and provoke a surge of regional and global instability. It is important to create an effective mechanism for global economic management with clear rights and responsibilities of all the structures and participants of effective global reserve currency, and introduce strict control over speculative capital. The idea of developing a global regulation pact fits well into this context.”

On Israeli-Palestinian conflict

“The complicated Palestinian problem is being actively discussed these days. Kazakhstan supports creation of the Palestinian state. This is a very difficult issue on the Scales of History. U.S. President Barack Obama has talked about it here. The negotiation process of the Palestinian people, who have long been suffering, same as the Israeli people, has lasted for over 50 years. It is impossible to achieve stable peace in the Middle East without acknowledging independence of Palestine.”

On the United Nations

“Dramatic events stroke Kyrgyzstan last year. We managed to prevent a civil war thanks to close cooperation with the United Nations. There are several similar examples: countering drugs, countering terrorism. We are cooperating and feel that the world needs the organization like the UN.”

On arms race

“Development of the new world order is accompanied by escalation of conflict proneness. It is indicative that currently the world's overall armament costs grow twice faster than during the Cold War: 6 percent a year. They have already reached $1.5 trillion. My suggestion to create a UN peacekeeping fund is becoming more urgent. I have made this suggestion for the first time 19 years ago from this rostrum. The idea is that every UN member-state will pay 1 percent of their military budget for peacekeeping.”

“However, it is clearly seen that the principle of national sovereignty and territorial integrity is frequently being eroded. This could undermine trust between the nations. Regulations of the international law related to the national sovereignty of the countries have to be improved. Considering the new realities, the restrictions for the world community's interference into internal conflicts have to be clearly defined.”

On the world 

“The world is entering one of the most critical eras. The human race has conquered major energy sources, but is powerless in the face of natural disasters. Whole enclaves of poverty and misery appear even in the richest and most successful countries. It is more and more difficult to restrain outbreaks of inter-ethnic and inter-religious intolerance even in the communities with lasting tolerance traditions."

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle:

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle. ©REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle. ©REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

On Israeli-Palestinian conflict

"The Security Council finally needs to send a strong signal to the leadership in Damascus to end the violence."

“We, too, are convinced that a two-state solution should be achieved through negotiations.”

On Syria

“The United Nations should agree on clear and common language, because what is happening in Syria is unjust.”

On Middle East

“Escalation without negotiations furthers neither peace nor the people’s desirefor improved living conditions.”

 US President Barack Obama:

US President Barack Obama. ©AFP

US President Barack Obama. ©AFP

On the Arab Spring

"For the sake of Syria -- and the peace and security of the world -- we must speak with one voice. Now is the time for the United Nations Security Council to sanction the Syrian regime, and to stand with the Syrian people."

On Israeli-Palestinian conflict

“Peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the U.N.”

"Israel is surrounded by neighbors that have waged repeated wars against it. Israel's citizens have been killed by rockets fired at their houses and suicide bombs on their buses.The Jewish people carry the burden of centuries of exile, persecution, and the fresh memory of knowing that 6 million people were killed simply because of who they were."

“The bonds between the U.S. and Israel are unbreakable.”

"Peace depends upon compromise among peoples who must live together long after our speeches are over, and our votes have been counted. That is the path to a Palestinian state.”

On Iran and North Korea

"There is a future of greater opportunity for the people of these nations if their governments meet their obligations. But if they continue down a path that is outside international law, they must be met with greater pressure and isolation. That is what our commitment to peace demands."

"The Iranian government cannot demonstrate that its program is peaceful, has not met its obligations, and rejected offers that would provide it with peaceful nuclear power."

"North Korea has yet to take concrete steps toward abandoning its weapons, and continues belligerent actions against the South."

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi:

China's Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi. ©REUTERS/ERIC THAYER

China's Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi. ©REUTERS/ERIC THAYER

On US-Taiwan arms deal

"The Chinese military expresses great indignation and strong condemnation."

"US actions... have caused serious damage to Sino-US military relations, and have seriously undermined the good momentum of the peaceful development of cross-strait relations."

"The Chinese side urges the US side to take China's solemn position very seriously, correct the mistake of selling weapons to Taiwan, immediately revoke the above-mentioned wrong decision, stop arms sales to Taiwan and US-Taiwan military contacts."

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan:

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. ©REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. ©REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

On Israeli-Palestinian conflict

"Those who govern Israel must see that real security is only possible by building real peace."

On Syria

"We have said that one cannot prosper through oppression and it is important to listen to the demands of the people and not point the gun at the people.”

“Turkey will continue to support the democratic demands of the people."

 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad:

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. ©REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. ©REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

On the U.S., Israel and West

"Who imposed, through deceits and hypocrisy, the Zionism and over sixty years of war, homelessness, terror and mass murder on the Palestinian people and on countries of the region?”

"Which country's military spending exceeds annually a thousand billion dollars, more than the military budgets of all countries of the world combined?"

"It is as lucid as daylight that the same slave masters and colonial powers that once instigated the two world wars have caused widespread misery and disorder with far-reaching effects across the globe since then."

"If some European countries still use the Holocaust, after six decades, as the excuse to pay fine or ransom to the Zionists, should it not be an obligation upon the slave masters or colonial powers to pay reparations to the affected nations?"

On September 11

"Who used the mysterious September 11 incident as a pretext to attack Afghanistan and Iraq, killing, injuring and displacing millions in two countries with the ultimate goal of bringing into its domination the Middle East and its oil resources?"

"Instead of assigning a fact-finding team, they killed the main perpetrator and threw his body into the sea.

"Would it not have been reasonable to bring to justice and openly bring to trial the main perpetrator of the incident in order to identify the elements behind the safe space provided for the invading aircraft to attack the twin world trade towers?"

On the United Nations

"The composition of the Security Council is unjust and inequitable. Therefore changes including the restructuring of the United Nations are considered the basic demands of the nations that must be addressed by the General Assembly."

On the Arab Spring

"The world is now witnessing more than ever, the widespread awakening in Islamic lands, in Asia, Europe and America. These movements are ever expanding their spirit everyday and influence the pursuit of the realization of justice, freedom and the creation of a better tomorrow."

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron:

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron. ©REUTERS/Chip East

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron. ©REUTERS/Chip East

On Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

"He didn't remind us that he runs a country where they may have elections of a sort but they also repress freedom of speech, do everything they can to avoid the accountability of a free media, violently prevent demonstrations and detain and torture those who argue for a better future."

"So we should never pretend that having elections is enough."

On the Arab Spring

"…a challenge to Iran and Syria, to give their people the freedoms they deserve."

"… a challenge to the Israelis and Palestinians, to take the bold steps to come to the table and make lasting peace."

"We must not now lose our nerve.""We must have the confidence to speak out and act as necessary to support those who seek new freedoms."

"And above all, on Syria, it is time for the members of the Security Council to act. We must now adopt a credible resolution threatening tough sanctions."

On Israeli-Palestinian conflict

"Let's be clear about one fact. No resolution can, on its own, substitute for the political will necessary to bring peace.

"Peace will only come when Palestinians and Israelis sit down and talk to each other, make compromises, build trust and agree. So our role is to support this, to defeat those who embrace violence, stop the growth of settlements and support Palestinians and Israelis alike to make peace."

 EU President Herman Van Rompuy:

European Council President Herman Van Rompuy. ©REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

European Council President Herman Van Rompuy. ©REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

On Israeli-Palestinian conflict

"Now, the resumption of direct talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority is the top priority."

"Now is the time for politics: for dialogue and negotiations. Populations have lived in fear and suffering for too long."

"That's why I say to the leaders on both sides: the time to act is now. There are political risks, but you need to take them -- just like some of your predecessors did -- with a view of offering a better and safer future to your communities."

"The status quo is no option. The wind of change across the entire region should help you to get out of impasses."

 Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff (First woman to open UN general debate):

President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff. ©REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff. ©REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

On women

"I feel I am representing all the women in the world. The ones who cannot feed their kids, suffer domestic violence, house wives and ordinary women in general.”

"This will be the century of women."

 French President Nikolas Sarkozy:

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy. ©REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy. ©REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

On Arab Spring

"Listen to the cry of the youth in the Arab Spring. They shouted, 'Long live liberty!' They didn't shout, 'Down with Israel!' You cannot stand still while the wind of freedom and democracy blows through your region."

"From Tunis to Cairo, from Tripoli to Damascus, from Benghazi to Sanaa, populations too long crushed by oppression, rose up and claimed the right to be free at last."

"Let us choose the path of compromise, which is neither a renunciation nor a repudiation, but which allows us to move forward, step by step, stage by stage.”

 Mexico's President Felipe Calderon:

Mexico's President Felipe Calderon. ©REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Mexico's President Felipe Calderon. ©REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

On organized crime

"Organized crime today is killing more people, and more young people, then are all the dictatorial regimes together at present."

 Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan:

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan. ©AFP

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan. ©AFP

On elections

“Indeed, all across my country, there is a renewed sense of optimism and self-belief in our ability to re-create a new Nigeria on the principles of personal freedoms, democracy, good governance and rule of law.”

On terrorism

“The world of the 21st Century in which we live was becoming ever more precarious, unpredictable and certainly more dangerous perhaps more than any other time in history.”

“We must win the war against terrorism because it infringes on the fundamental rights of all peoples to life and to live in safety from fear.”

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas:

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. ©REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. ©REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

On Israeli-Palestinian conflict

"I am convinced that the majority of Israeli people want peace, but the Israeli leadership has done nothing to achieve it so far. On the contrary – it has deliberately thwarted all of the international, Arab and Palestinian efforts."

 

Source: AFP and Tengrinews.kz


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