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Iran to enforce law on accession to Hostages Convention

TEHRAN, July 15 (Mehr News Agency) -- Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad issued a statement here on Saturday announcing the enforcement of the law on Iran's accession to the International Convention Against the Taking of Hostages, which is also known as the Hostages Convention.

According to the secretariat of the Government Information Dissemination Council, President Ahmadinejad declared that the Foreign Ministry should enforce the law on Iran's accession to the Hostages Convention.

According to the president's statement, Iran has announced its opposition to all terrorist activities, including the taking of hostages and any other measure that breaches people's fundamental liberties and rights, upsets the peace and stability of societies, and hinders the development of countries.

Iran believes that conducting an effective struggle against terrorism requires all-out efforts by the international community to identify and eliminate all political, economic, social, and international factors behind this ominous phenomenon, the statement continued.

The Islamic Republic of Iran also holds that the campaign against terrorism should not contravene the legal and legitimate rights of nations whose territories are occupied by colonial powers to fight against occupation and determine their own fate, it added.

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