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Ahmadinejad urges creation of independent body to control nuclear stockpiles

RIA Novosti

00:35 05/05/2010 NEW YORK, May 5 (RIA Novosti) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for the creation of an independent international body to control the number of warheads produced by nuclear powers.

The statement came during Tuesday's news conference in New York, where a review conference on nuclear non-proliferation is under way.

On Monday, the U.S. revealed that the country had a total of 5,113 nuclear warheads in its stockpile.

Ahmadinejad has put the figure under question, saying there was no independent proof that it was correct.

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