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13:39 | 2012-10-09


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Iran Proposes UN to Hold Conference on Ways to Annihilate N. Weapons

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Mohammad Khazayee called on the world body to hold an international conference to find and study ways and tools of annihilating all nuclear weapons in the world.

Khazayee, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the Non-Aligned Movement, expressed NAM's concern about the defense doctrine of the countries which possess nuclear weapons and a May approved document of the NATO which describes using nuclear weapons as logical, and proposed the UN to hold a high-level conference rapidly to study ways of dismantling all nuclear weapons in the world.

He also underlined NAM's strong support for the creation of a nuclear-weapons-free Middle-East, and said Israel which is the sole regime which has not signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) should rapidly sign the treaty and allow the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to inspect and monitor its nuclear facilities.

Iran has repeatedly called for global nuclear disarmament, including in the Middle East region where the Zionist regime has stockpiled hundreds of nuclear warheads with open support by the US and its European allies.

Iran, an NPT-signatory, has also called for the removal of all weapons of mass destruction from across the globe.

The UN General Assembly approved a draft resolution proposed by Iran on nuclear disarmament in October 2009 amid strong opposition by the US, Britain, France, Israel and a number of western countries.

The resolution ratified in the first committee of the UN General Assembly calls on all nuclear countries to annihilate their nuclear weapons under the supervision of international bodies.

More than 100 countries, including non-nuclear members of the NAM, voted for the resolution.

The resolution also urges Israel to join the NPT and allow the IAEA to inspect its nuclear installations.

Also in pursuit of global nuclear disarmament, Tehran held a conference on nuclear disarmament on April 18-19, 2010 with officials from different world countries in attendance.

During the two-day conference, world officials, politicians, envoys and nuclear experts from 60 world countries put their heads together to find ways to remove their concerns with regard to challenges on nuclear disarmament, countries' commitment to nuclear dismantlement and disarmament and aftermaths of inaction in the destruction of the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs).