The Iranian people’s beliefs, customs and traditions are founded upon principles of justice, law, tolerance and compassion. These principles are grounded in the historical experience of the Iranian people, and premised on assumptions of innocence, equality, reciprocity and humanity, the principles enshrined in the parchments and documents that form the Charter of the United Nations reflect the gravity of texts and the face of traditions that are as old as time.
While neither complete nor perfect, these principles, and the constitutions and institutions they support, distill the collective experience and intelligence of generations. They are enshrined in documents and declarations bearing the seal and signature of their statesmen and scholars. They are the pillars that ensure the peace, progress, prosperity and security of people from all nations and religions by protecting the fundamentals of life. And while neither principles nor the individuals and institutions charged with their definition, interpretation, implementation and enforcement can be free from error and doubt, and while it falls upon each and every generation to question and perfect these principles to further their purpose, which is the protection of the life, liberty, health and happiness of future generations, the principles form the foundation for good governance, prosperity and peace within the framework of justice and compassion.