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Top advisor: Muslim countries should have a permanent UN Security Council member

Iran Materials 13 June 2012 14:06 (UTC +04:00)
Muslim countries should have a permanent UN Security Council member, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's top advisor Ali Akbar Velayati said, Mehr News reported.
Top advisor: Muslim countries should have a permanent UN Security Council member

Azerbaijan, Baku, June 13 /Trend S.Isayev, D. Khatinoglu/

Muslim countries should have a permanent UN Security Council member, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's top advisor Ali Akbar Velayati said, Mehr News reported.

Currently, there are 5 permanent members at the UN Security Council (China, Russia, France, Britain and the U.S.), along with 10 impermanent members that chang periodically among UN members.

Velayati said during a meeting with some Egyptian citizens, who are visiting Tehran, that Egyptians visit to Tehran can help to restablise relations between Iran and Egypt.

Iran severed formal diplomatic ties with Egypt in 1979 after it signed peace agreement with Israel.

Velayati posed his hopeness for restoring Iran-Egypt diplomatic realtions during post-Mubarak regime which was collapsed last year.

Khamenei's advisor added that there are 1.5 billion Muslims in the world, without having a seat in UNSC or enoght participating at international major organisations.

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