At the conclusion of the 2-day conference, a joint plan of action stressed "the importance of the public condemnation of all forms of extremism, violent extremism and terrorism by all states, religious leaders, politicians, and scholars.”
The document also tried to ring a bell over "acts of intolerance, violent extremism, violence, including sectarian violence, and terrorism in various parts of the world, which claim innocent lives, cause destruction and displace people.”
The declaration read that the participants were convinced that "wars and armed conflicts can lead to radicalization and the spread of violent extremism and disrupt development of human societies and thwart the well-being of humankind.”
Representatives from more than 50 countries attended the international conference in Tehran on December 9 and 10.
Last year, Iran brought itself to the center of attention at the global arena as a pioneering country to predict extremist currents affecting global affairs.
WAVE was proposed by president Rouhani and approved by United Nations General Assembly’s overwhelmingly favorable vote on December 18, 2013.