Iran Blasts Development of New Nukes as Violation of NPT
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian delegation to the third meeting of the preliminary committee of the 2010 NPT Review Conference in New York blasted certain countries for developing new nuclear arms, describing it as violation of Non-Proliferation Treaty.
The Iranian delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Mohammad Ali Hosseini issued a statement in the conference on Friday and criticized the failure of nuclear countries to fulfill their commitments to the NPT in past four decades.
The statement reiterated the international community expects to really see materialization of American officials' rhetoric to cut their nuclear activities by 80 percent in a fully transparent manner.
Mass-production of tens of tons of plutonium and enriched uranium as well as the lack of transparency on the part of some nuclear countries over developing secret nuclear programs and threatening non-nuclear states by use of atomic arms are some samples of violations by certain world countries, the statement said.
The Iranian delegation also in its statement urged for forming a committee in the coming NPT conference to compile a convention for the elimination and ban of researching, possessing, producing, developing and using nukes.
The third meeting of preliminary committee on 2010 NPT Review Conference started in New York, May 4, with participation of all NPT member states.