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18:03 | 2012-09-07


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Iran Renews Call for Global N. Disarmament

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Deputy Ambassador to the UN Eshaq Al-e-Habib lashed out at the US for possessing the largest nuclear Arsenal in the world, and called for practical measures towards global nuclear disarmament.

The Iranian diplomat underscored that practical measures to be taken towards nuclear disarmament, and said the non-adherence of countries possessing the nuclear weapons to disarmament commitments has undermined the credibility of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Al-e-Habib said that the failure of the countries with nuclear weapons capability to comply with their international obligations combined with their plans to modernize, upgrade and develop their nuclear arsenals has dashed hopes of a nuke-free world.

The Iranian envoy said that the most responsibility for global denuclearization should be shouldered by countries possessing the atomic arms and added they needed to take practical steps to realize the objective.

Elsewhere, he rejected US allegations against Tehran's atomic work as, saying Washington is not qualified to comment on the Islamic Republic's nuclear energy program.

It was ridiculous that the country that had first tested and used nuclear weapons, and still possesses the largest nuclear arsenal, has been making allegations against Iran's peaceful nuclear energy program.

The Iranian envoy added that the US also violated international obligations by helping the Israeli regime develop nuclear weapons.

The remarks by the Iranian diplomat came after Susan Burk, the US representative for nuclear non-proliferation, accused Iran at the UN General Assembly meeting of failing to comply with its obligations under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and claimed that Tehran's nuclear program posed a challenge to the treaty.