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Iran hosts 2nd International Disarmament Conference

06-13-2011 09:34 BJT

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Iran is hosting the second International Disarmament Conference in Tehran. At the opening ceremony, it slammed the US and Israel for violating the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

The conference in Tehran brings together delegates from 40 countries and representatives from international organizations, such as the UN and the IAEA.

In his opening speech, Iranian Foreign Minister, Ali Akbar Salehi criticized the US as the biggest violators of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

He said, "The US is recognized as the biggest violator of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty as it has had an active role in the vertical and horizontal expansion of such weapons. It is interesting that this government tries to introduce itself as an advocate of non-proliferation more than anyone else."

Salehi also says Israel should join the NPT and accept the watch and inspection of the IAEA into its nuclear facilities.

He says Israel is the only obstacle to creating a Middle East free of nuclear weapons. He adds Israel possesses different kinds of weapons of mass destruction and has caused the region to face a serious threat.

Iran also re-stressed that its nuclear program is peaceful and that it is always ready for nuclear talks with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany.

Iranian Senior Lawmaker Kazem Jalali said, "We know that the Zionist regime is in possession of the atomic bomb. However, there is no control over them, while countries like the Islamic Republic of Iran, who want to use nuclear technology peacefully, have to deal with great pressure and punitive measures."

Iran says it is against nuclear weapons and hoped the conference could help develop popular disarmament culture and establish a world without weapons of mass destruction.

Local media says the country plans to hold the third Nuclear Disarmament Conference at the ministerial level, where it will again promote a message that all nations are entitled to peaceful nuclear energy.


Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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