Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a telephone conversation has urged the UN chief to stop Western "intervention" in the region, it was reported on Monday. "The intervention of some European countries and America in the regional nations increases concern and makes circumstances more complicated," the Iranian leader was quoted as telling UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
According to AFP, Ahmadinejad told the UN secretary general to prevent "catastrophes" as occurred in Afghanistan and Iraq happening in the region.
"The time has come for the secretary general of the United Nations to play the historical and decisive role in solving the existing issues based on dialogue and understanding so the catastrophes which occured in Afghanistan and Iraq do not happen again," Ahmadinejad said.
"The double standard action of the Western countries in Bahrain and Libya and their silence towards the atrocities of the Zionist regime against the innocent Palestinians shows their contradictory performance in the world."