Ban Ki-moon calls for promotion of tolerance

NEW YORK, Jan. 13 (PNA/IRNA) — Praising Paris march on Sunday to commemorate all victims of terrorism, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has emphasized necessity of confrontation with violence and promotion of culture of tolerance.

Deputy Spokesman for UN Secretary General Farhan Haq said on Monday that Ban Ki- moon, in a statement, has expressed his solidarity with the victims of terrorist attacks in Paris last week.

The UN chief has also emphasized his determination in confronting extremism and all forms of discrimination and supporting freedom of expression.

Referring to recent events in France, Ban Ki-moon said these attacks are examples of barbarism and violence which ususlly originates in sectarism.

In the statement, the UN chief has urged people of the world to avoid resorting to actions which escalate the present situation, violate human rights, and break international laws.

Farhan Haq also said the Secretary General has ordered his Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura to take part in Paris march to show the international organization’s disgust at terrorism.

Tens of thousands of people rallied in Paris on Sunday to protest against terrorist events which happened in Paris last week. A number of world leaders also attended the march. (PNA/IRNA)