Iran Unanimously Elected as Member of ITU Governing Body

Iran has been elected to the ITU Council, the governing body of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), with a vote higher than those of some leading members l0ike Russia, South Africa and Poland.

In an Instagram post, Iran’s Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, said Iran achieved 146 yes votes from the ITU members, standing above other leading members.

“Minutes ago, I received a short message from Indonesia’s Minister for Information and Communications Technology who congratulated me on membership of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the governing body of the International Telecommunication Union,” he said.

The Iranian minister pointed to his recent address to a group of his counterparts and foreign diplomats in the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Dubai, and said after the speech, “the secretary general of the ITU came to me saying that with the lecture I made as well as negotiations we had with other countries, most of the attendants praised Iran.”

The ITU member said Iran would gain the membership of the ITU Council with a high vote, Azari Jahromi added.

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. لحظاتی پیش پیامکی از وزیر ارتباطات اندونزی دریافت کردم که در آن انتخاب ج.ا.ایران به عنوان عضو شورای حکام اتحادیه جهانی ارتباطات را تبریک گفته بود. به یاد دارم پس از سخنرانی در جمع وزرای ارتباطات و دیپلماتهای سایر کشورها در دبی، دبیرکل اتحادیه گفت با این صحبتها و مذاکراتی که داشته‌اید، همه ایران را تحسین کردند. پیش بینی او بر انتخاب ایران با رای بالا بود. امروز و در روز آغازین بازگشت تحریمهای یک‌جانبه آمریکا، پس از مدتها، یک اجماع جهانی برای انتخاب ایران با رای ۱۴۶ کشور دنیا و با رایی بالاتر از کشورهای پرسابقه‌ای چون روسیه، آفریقای جنوبی، لهستان، آذربایجان و … شکل گرفت. زمان، زمان خودباوری است. باور کنیم که می‌توانیم. #آینده_روشن

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According to the minister, the Islamic Republic received a number of votes compared with other members of the ITU Council with longer history of membership, including Russia, South Africa, Poland, Azerbaijan and many others.

The Iranian minister then referred to the re-imposition of the US sanctions on the Islamic Republic on November 5 and said today, as the US sanctions were re-imposed, the Islamic Republic managed to create a global consensus in its favour and gain the yes votes of 146 countries to join the ITU governing body.

“Today is the time of self-confidence. We should believe that we can do whatever if we will,”

The first round of the bans – which had been lifted under the nuclear deal – was re-imposed in August. The US imposed the second round on Monday.

   
   

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