Iranian Foreign Minister
Manouchehr Mottaki has demanded a transformation within the structure of the United Nations Security Council, describing it as 'unfair and biased.'
The structure of the UNSC should be reformed based on equal rights for all nations, Iran's top diplomat said during a meeting with Lesotho's Foreign Minister Mohlabi Kenneth Tsekoa, Press TV reported.
The comment came as countries including Iran, India, Japan, Brazil and Germany have been pushing for an overhaul of the UN body's system in order for it to play a more effective role in addressing issues of the 21st century.
Certain countries have urged changes in the categories of membership while others have expressed concern about the unfairness of the veto power held by the five permanent members of the
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Thursday told the Security Council summit in
New York that the UN body should "demonstrate its legitimacy by reflecting the reality of the international community."
"Japan would cooperate with other member States and work actively for the early realization of Security Council reform," he said.
During the meeting, held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters in New York, Iran's top diplomat expressed the Islamic Republic's readiness to assist the African enclave in different fields including energy and technology.
Mottaki also met with Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino in New York to discuss ways for expanding political and economic ties between the two counties.
He expressed gratitude for Quito's support of the people of Gaza, urging the government of Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa not to give up efforts in support of the residents of the coastal strip until the complete lift of the Israeli blockade.