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Publish Date: 15:51 - 06 December 2014
Tehran, YJC. Director General of the Office of Political and International Studies of Iran's Foreign Ministry on Saturday provided comments on Iran's initiative for an international conference on peace.

Mostafa Zahrani, who is also head of the Rouhani-proposed conference World Against Violence and Extremism (WAVE) speaking at a press conference said "Everyone acknowledges that Tehran is part of the solution to the world’s problems.”

He added that his office has prioritized the conference and stressed that the event has to stay as an international organization.

A country has announced ready to host the second round of the conference next year, "But, of course, the case should be put to discussion in the coming few days. Also, the issue of a permanent secretariat for the conference has to be taken care of.”

WAVE will not have anything like a statement, he asserted, adding "In this conference, we will try to seek a final ground rule and to present the outcome of the conference to the UN.”

He stated that 200 essays have been submitted to the conference.

Zahrani added "Five foreign ministers from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, and Nicaragua, as well as former presidents and statesmen from Pakistan, Norway, France, Jordan, and the deputy chief executive of Afghanistan, and ministers from around the world which include deputy foreign ministers from Asia, Europe, and Africa will attend the conference.”

He noted that the conference will be more powerful than the Munich Security Conference.

The WAVE conference is to kick off on December 9 with an opening speech by president Rouhani in Tehran.

Zahrani explained that different panels are going to convene on December 18 and 19 as well as on the closing day, adding that the panel on violence from the international view will be the first to convene following Rouhani’s opening speech.

He said that out of the 200 essays submitted, books in Persian and English are going to be published prior to the opening of the conference.

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