68th session of UNGA to end on Tuesday

68th session of the UN General Assembly will end on Tuesday during which prominent issues of several countries have marked the agenda

68th session of UNGA to end on Tuesday

The 68th session of the UN General Assembly will end on Tuesday during which prominent issues of several countries have marked the agenda.

Iran's nuclear program and convergence of US-Iran marked the meetings of 68th General Assembly of United Nations (UN).

'P5+1 and Iran', in reference to the permanent five members of the UN Security Council plus Germany, 'Quadruplets of Middle East' and 'Friends of Syria Group' also were prominent issues during the meetings.

The catchiest remarks were Iran's historic steps over its nuclear program and approval of draft resolution of UN Security Council over Syria issue which had been impeded by Russia for years.

During the address at general assembly held on September 24, 2013, US President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani used nearly same statements for each other and then Obama had a phone call with Rouhani on September 27, 2013, which was the first direct contact between the two states' leaders.

The resumption of a dialogue between the USA and Iran became a historic step in terms of diplomatic relations which had been interrupted since 1979 hostage crisis.

On the other hand, the draft resolution of UN Security Council over Syria issue which lasted for 2.5 years killing more than 100,000 people finally reached a solution.

Despite Syria accepted termination of its chemical arsenal, on the other hand, several diplomatic sources pointed out that the regime would have difficulty in determination of places of chemical weapons.

In addition, a Turkish delegation led by President Abdullah Gul increased the diplomacy traffic for candidateship of temporary membership of UN Security Council for 2015-2016 during the meetings.

During a meeting attended by Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared that 2016 Humanitarian Aid Summit would be held in Istanbul, which was decided after a serious evaluation.

Also, regional office of UN Development Program will be Istanbul, which has become official with a signature ceremony in which Davutoglu, Chairman of UNDP Helen Clark and Turkish Minister of Development Cevdet Yilmaz participated.

Leaders and foreign ministers of many countries used critical statements during their speeches at UN General Assembly, saying the council should be more democratic and transparent, also demanding a 'reform for Security Council'.

China, on the other hand, used milder statements when compared to the previous years during the meetings at the assembly. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi described China as peace-loving country, not as a country seeking hegemony.

In addition, Palestine attended the assembly as a non-member observer state and the Palestinian State President Mahmoud Abbas realized his first address saying "Aim of all Palestinians is a parmanent and inclusive peace agreement by ending all clashes and land claims in the region." also critizing Israel's new settlement units.

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