Ahmadinejad offers proposal on Iran's nuclear programs
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
United Nations Headquarters, New York, September 17, IRNA
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday offered Iran's proposal on the country's nuclear program to the international community at the 60th meeting of the UN General Assembly.
President Ahmadinejad called on the UN General Assembly, as the largest organ of the world body, to set up a special committee to compile a comprehensive report and draw up practical strategies for complete disarmament.
"The special committee should report on how the material, technology and equipment needed for production of nuclear weapons has been transferred to the Zionist regime in contravention of Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and come up with practical plans to make the Middle East free from nuclear arms," he said.
"Certain powerful states are attempting to lay the foundations of a nuclear apartheid system through discriminatory approach to the access of NPT member states to peaceful nuclear material, equipment and technology."
"Therefore, we are concerned that with certain powerful states imposing their full domination on nuclear energy technology and sources and preventing other states from enjoying such technologies, we will witness a wide gap between the powerful states and others and division of world countries into bright and dark nations in the future."
"Unfortunately, no effective steps have been taken over the past 30 years to operationalize the recognized rights of NPT member states to gain access to civilian application of nuclear energy as per Article 4 of the Treaty.
"So, it is essential for the General Assembly to require International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to file a report as per Article 2 of the Agency's Articles of Association on violations committed by certain countries in preventing the operationalization of this article and to offer practical and applicable solutions for its materialization."
"The point which deserves to be given attention is that applying nuclear energy for civilian purposes without possessing fuel cycle is an empty term. Nuclear plants in a country, if they make that country permanently dependent on bullying states which spare no efforts to advance their own goals, will be nothing but to make the country and its nation dependent on others more than ever before. No popular and responsible government does regard such work as a service to its nation."
"The story of oil in oil-rich countries under foreign domination is an experience which no independent country is ready to repeat," the Iranian president said.
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