Iran slams Clinton’s irrational words
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman denounces as “irrational” remarks by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference in New York.
“The points made by Clinton were not based on logic and global realities,” said Ramin Mehmanparast on Tuesday in a press conference.
He added that Clinton’s statements were mostly aimed at dealing with issues raised by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during his address to the 2010 NPT Review Conference.
“Countries that have stockpiled thousands of nuclear weapons in their arsenals and have deployed them against nations or threaten to use such arms seek to change the subject (of disarmament),” he said.
The spokesman added that these countries level fabricated allegations against independent countries to “justify their own possession of nuclear weapons.”
On Monday, Clinton accused President Ahmadinejad of presenting “false” and “wild accusations” against the United States and other Western powers.
“This morning Iran’s president offered the same tired, false and sometimes wild accusations against the United States and other parties,” Clinton told the NPT Review Conference.
Mehmanparast advised Western countries to take “practical and serious” measures to establish a world free from nuclear weapons.
He pointed to the “transparent and sincere” speech by President Ahmadinejad at the NPT conference and said his remarks reflected the views of other like-minded, independent and free countries.
All free nations demand that the NPT should contain the necessary articles to allow universal use of nuclear technology for peaceful applications, Mehmanparast emphasized.
The spokesman also lashed out at those countries whose envoys walked out of the conference during the president’s address.
He suggested that Western countries exercise greater tolerance in hearing opposing views and added, “They had better given a more appropriate response to words of logic.”