“…behaviour that ran counter to the religious beliefs and cultural values of Iranian society. “(From UN Department of Public Information - General Assembly). Iran’s representative said that, while his country was committed to providing the widest possible access to care, treatment and support for people living with HIV/AIDS, it found the Declaration to be discriminatory to the health care of the general public. Governments had the responsibility to support the health of all its citizens. Moreover, the “overly targeted” Declaration — particularly paragraph 29 — failed to recognize the detrimental role of risky and unethical behaviours in the spreading of the disease. Accordingly, the Iranian Government wished to put on record its reservation to that paragraph. Iran also was not committed to those parts of the Declaration that might in one way or another be interpreted as promoting unethical behaviour that ran counter to the religious beliefs and cultural values of Iranian society.
(PHOTO President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with UNSG Ban Ki-moon)
Related Reports at “Humanitarian” Channel - http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/c/humanitarian
---“Ambitious Goals to Overcome HIV/AIDS” http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/films/blog_post/ambitious-goals-to-overcome-hivaids-by-ambassador-mo/28870
---“Catholic Church (Holly See) on UN HIV/AIDS Declaration” - http://diplomaticallyincorrect.org/films/blog_post/catholic-church-holly-see-on-hivaids-declaration-adopted-at-un-summit-by-ambassador-mo/28876
By Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey
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