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In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) stated that the UAE commends this step, which is consistent with the UN Security Council's adoption of the resolution put forth by the UAE and the United Kingdom on "Tolerance and International Peace and Security" during the UAE’s presidency of the Council in June.
The resolution, which strengthens international efforts in this regard, adopts a holistic approach that promotes tolerance and peaceful coexistence.
The Ministry affirmed the UAE's commitment as a member of the Human Rights Council for the 2022-2024 period to support mutual understanding and strengthen bridges of communication and dialogue in a way that contributes to stability and prosperity regionally and internationally. The Ministry also underscored that the UAE consistently seeks to enhance human fraternity and respect for religious freedom and will continue its efforts in support of tolerance and moderation while rejecting all acts that spread hate speech and extremism.
An Iraqi government statement said Baghdad had also recalled its charge d'affaires in Sweden, and Iraq's state news agency reported that Iraq had suspended the working permit of Sweden's Ericsson on Iraqi soil.
The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasised the importance of monitoring hate speech that negatively impact peace and security. Furthermore, the Ministry expressed its rejection of the use of freedom of expression as justification for such heinous acts.
Applause broke out in the cavernous chamber of the Human Rights Council after the 28-12 vote, with seven abstentions, on a measure that was backed by many developing countries in Africa, as well as China and India, and Middle Eastern countries.
Saudi Arabia also condemned the June Quran burning and called for Sweden "to stop all actions that directly contradict international efforts seeking to spread the values of tolerance, moderation and rejection of extremism."
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