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Towards a WMD Free Middle East
Senior Iranian outlines route to a WMD Free Middle East.

Press release
January 26, 2007

In a text and video released today, Dr Hossein Mousavian said, "Iran may see a more active and forthcoming stance in the process of establishing a Nuclear Weapons Free Zone in the Middle East as at least a circumstantial way of proving its innocence and of the peacefulness of its nuclear energy programme". Mousavian joined academics, researchers and experts on weapons of mass destruction from Europe, Israel and the Arab world to discuss the UN Security Council objective of a WMD-free zone in the Middle East.
 
Conference organiser, Dr Dan Plesch said, "President Bush and Prime Minister Blair ask what is the alternative to their policy on Iran? This conference points out the practicalities of a better way, eliminating all WMD in the Middle East, in line with the demand for a WMD Free World from US statesmen Henry Kissinger and George Shultz, and Max Kampelman.
 
Hosted by the Pugwash Conferences and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in November 2006, the conference website now offers webcast and transcript of the conference.

Dr Hossein Mousavian (full address):  Media Player High/Normal  Real Player High/Normal
Excerpts from Dr Mousavian's address in TV broadcast quality: Media Player High/Normal  Real Player High/Normal
 
WEBCAST and TRANSCRIPT of all other speeches including those by Professor Barry Rubin, and ambassadors from Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are on the main conference website.
 
 
For further details, contact Dr Dan Plesch, Research Associate, School of Oriental and African Studies on:
dp27@soas.ac.uk
 
Tel 0771 2833909



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