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MPs hail Ahmadinejad’s nuclear stance

6 May 2010 3:16

Iranian MPs have signed a letter praising President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his “strong stance” at the UN conference on nuclear disarmament.

197 members of the Majlis, which is Iran’s parliament, including some from the minority faction, presented the letter to the Majlis Presiding Board, the Fars news agency reported on Wednesday.

The lawmakers lauded Ahmadinejad’s speech at the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) review conference, which is currently underway in New York.

On Monday, the delegates of the United States, Britain, and France walked out of the conference venue as Ahmadinejad was delivering his speech.

Ahmadinejad criticized the three Western nuclear powers for failing to fulfill their obligations as NPT signatories.

He stated that nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation have not been realized, saying that the US is to blame for the proliferation of nuclear weapons.

The Iranian president also said the US should dismantle its nuclear bases around the world as a first step for creating a nuclear weapons-free world.

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