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Nuclear summit kicks off in Iran

17 April 2010 8:26

A much-awaited international conference on disarmament and non-proliferation of atomic weapons has started in the Iranian capital.

During the two-day conference, international politicians will put their heads together to address the nuclear disarmament issue.

The conference has brought together officials and representatives from different countries including more than 14 foreign ministers and 10 deputy ministers as well as eight representatives from both regional and international organizations.

Representatives from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and experts from over 70 countries will also be taking part in the conference, which has been called “Nuclear Energy for All, Nuclear Weapon for No One.”

Press TV’s correspondent Amir Mehdi Kazemi said the main aim of the conference is to grab world’s attention towards the issue of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation.

By hosting the event, Tehran hopes to raise awareness in the international community about the fact that nuclear weapon stockpiles held by world powers are the most significant menace to world security.

Nuclear doctrines, atomic discrimination, globalization of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), and double standards applied by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in its dealings with various states, are also to be high on the agenda.

The need to make “clean and peaceful nuclear energy” available to all countries is also expected to be a highlight of the event.

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