The Central Treaty Organisation (CENTO) meeting in Teheran on Sunday and Monday (10 & 11 June) set itself two new guidelines for the future -- extras determination to meet communist attempts at subversion, and increased economic cooperation within its region.
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He went on to say,
"It is our sincere belief that the United Nations should be strengthened in order to fulfil its responsibilities effectively, and ensure lasting world peace and security. However, in view of the weakness and the inability of the Untied Nations to fulfil these responsibilities towards world peace and security we have no option but to strengthen ourselves and remain at the same time in such defensive alliances as CENTO. With these observations we look forward to the day when, free from the constant threat of war and destruction, all available resources can be diverted from producing instruments of war fare to laying the foundations of societies based on prosperity welfare and social justice throughout the world."
Mr. Hoveida, speaking in his own capacity as Prime Minister, then talked about "a new are of accord":
"The world today stands on the threshold of a new era of accommodation. Rigid and fossilised ideological barriers of the past are crumbling before a new emerging realisation that through peaceful co-existence and constructive cooperation the universal community can be far better served. Detente is becoming the trademark of the 1970's".
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Background: The Central Treaty Organisation (CENTO) meeting in Teheran on Sunday and Monday (10 & 11 June) set itself two new guidelines for the future -- extras determination to meet communist attempts at subversion, and increased economic cooperation within its region.
Foreign Minister's of CENTO's regional members, Iran, Turkey and Pakistan and their alliance partners Britain and the Untied States, announced their decisions after its 20th council meeting.
Pakistan was attending a CENTO council session at ministerial level for the first time in years, and it's renewed interest accompanied other indications of new life in the 18-year-old alliance.
The council opened with a personal message from the Shah of Iran, read by the Iranian Prime Minister, Amir Abbas Hoveida. In an apparent reference to Pakistan the Shah said "We have witnessed with profound shock and dismay how easily international boundaries are violated and sovereign states dismembered".