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Envoy: No decision by states can deprive Iran of nuclear right

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

United Nations, New York, Oct 8, IRNA
An Iranian official on Friday said no political act by any state can deprive Iran of its legal and inalienable right to develop nuclear energy for peaceful uses.

Iran's Deputy to the Permanent Representative to the United Nations Mehdi Danesh-Ja'fari made the remark in an address delivered to the First Committee of the General Assembly on Disarmament and International Security.

"Iran, as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and Chemical Weapons Convention will honor its commitments and will cooperate with competent international organizations as it has done in the past," he said.

He, moreover, said that developing countries will continue in their search for progress, particularly in the scientific field, and reminded that "no nation can be deprived of development and progress."
"On the eve of the 60th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the international community is entitled to witness progress in nuclear disarmament.

"But the existence of thousands of nuclear warheads in arsenals of nuclear countries, the continued production of new nuclear weapons and forging of military doctrines which call for the use of such weapons threaten mankind more than ever before."
He said the rejection of commitments on disarmament, resort to preventive wars on international issues, forging of new military doctrines and strategies necessitating the development of nuclear weapons and the 2005 doctrine on joint nuclear operations are some of the examples of trends and practices which threaten international peace and security.

Danesh-Ja'fari further said that no international document on disarmament sets limitations on countries' inalienable right to pursue peaceful nuclear activities.

"There is no justification to limitations sought to be imposed on rights of NPT member states to obtain access to peaceful nuclear technologies.

"The only conditions set forth in the NPT are the International Atomic Energy Agency's safeguards which are based on objective guarantees."
::IRNA No.011 08/10/2005 11:57 --End

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