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Iran slams US sanctions impact on UNIDO members

London, Iranian diplomat criticized the impact of US unilateral and illegitimate sanctions against some members of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

Addressing the 35th meeting of UNIDO planning and budget committee on Friday, Iran's ambassador and permanent representative to the international organizations in Vienna Kazem Gharibabadi said the US acts are against the UN charter, international regulations and the human rights and can have destructive impacts on UNIDO activities and missions.

He also expressed concern over the unsuitable financial conditions of the UNIDO and its influence on the developmental plans of the body and its effective performance.

Gharibabadi urged UNIDO managing director to spare no effort to receive US debts worth over Euros 60m which are related to before its withdrawal from UNIDO.

US pullout from international organizations does not provide any legal basis for not paying its right to these bodies.

UNIDO's primary objective is the promotion and acceleration of industrial development in developing countries and countries with economies in transition and the promotion of international industrial cooperation.

It is also a member of the United Nations Development Group.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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