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Iran: Countries Possessing Nuclear Weapons Should Fufill Disarmament Commitments

Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi blasted certain states for possessing nuclear weapons, and called for bringing them to task for not abiding by their commitments.

Takht Ravanchi made the remarks after the UN Disarmament and International Security (First Committee) approved the resolution presented by Iran.

“Unfortunately, nuclear weapons holders are unwilling to live up to their nuclear disarmament commitments and only try to justify that the the necessary ground is not ready for nuclear disarmament,” the Iranian ambassador said.

He reiterated that their justification cannot be bought, and said, “They committed themselves to nuclear disarmament in 1970, and this is not justifiable.”

The Islamic Republic of Iran proposed a resolution for the follow-up on the implementation of the agreements reached at the NPT Review Conferences of 1995, 2000 and 2010″, and it was adopted with the support of a majority of the members of the UN Disarmament and International Security (First Committee) on Thursday. 

In part of the resolution proposed by Iran the implementation of the decision of the NPT Review Conference in 1995 to establish a nuclear-weapon-free Middle East is emphasized.

The decision calls on Israeli regime to join the NPT and accept the International Atomic Energy Agency’s monitoring of its nuclear facilities.

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