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Ahmadinejad speech prompts walkout

Delegates of the United States, Britain and France have walked out of a UN summit as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was delivering his speech.

President Ahmadinejad criticized the three Western nuclear-armed countries for failing to fulfill their obligations as signatories to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

The Iranian president was addressing the 2010 Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) at the UN headquarters in New York.

He stressed that nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation have not materialized, saying that the US should be blamed for the proliferation of nuclear weapons.

President Ahmadinejad said the US should dismantle its nuclear bases around the world as a step to create a nuke-free world.

The United Sates, despite being a signatory to the NPT, is the “main suspect” responsible for the stockpiling, spread and the threatening of other nations with nuclear weapons, the Iranian president said.

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