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Iran students to march to UN office

4 May 2010 15:21

Iranian students plan to hold a gathering in front of the United Nations office in Tehran in protest to the US threat of a nuclear attack on Iran.

The Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), issued by the US administration early last month, purportedly restricts the use of nuclear arms against most states, except Iran and North Korea.

Iran has slammed the report and lodged an official complaint to the United Nations.

The student gathering will begin at 10 a.m. local time (0530 GMT) on Wednesday, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) quoted deputy head of the Iranian Students Center Gholamreza Khajesarvi as saying.

He added that the Center plans to collect signatures for a letter to the UN secretary-general in protest to US efforts to stop Iran’s nuclear program.

The US and its Western allies accuse Iran of developing nuclear weapons. Iran, which is a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), has denied the allegations, stressing that its nuclear program is solely aimed at the civilian applications of the technology.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a Monday speech at the UN headquarters in New York that the United States 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 in an address before the 2010 Review Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

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