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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that the UN should stop the "interference" of Western governments in Middle Eastern affairs, Iranian news agency ISNA reported on Monday.
In a phone call with Ban, Ahmadinejad said: "The time is ripe for the UN Secretary General to play a historic and important role in resovling problems to avoid another catastrophe as those in Iraq and Afghanistan."
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He added that the UN Security council "is not able to manage regional
developments well due to the ill will of the US and some European
"Added interference of certain European governments as well as the US in
regional affairs has made the situation more concerning and complex,"
The Iranian president also said his country "is ready to play an active role in ending regional problems."
Ban reportedly said he would do his best to solve problems in the Middle
East, and discussed his concerns over the killing of protesters in
Yemen and Bahrain.