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Iran will firmly follow up nuclear states violations of NPT

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New York, May 15, IRNA -- Iran would firmly follow up violations of the nuclear-weapon-states and cases of their failure to fulfill their commitments based on the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), it was reported Saturday.

Iran’s Permanent Representative to the UN organizations in Austria, including the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Ali-Asghar Soltaniyeh made the announcement on the sidelines of the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference here.

The conference started at the United Nations headquarters on May 3. Iranian

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attended the gathering and addressed its opening session where he suggested 11 proposals for disarmament and non-proliferation of the nuclear weapons worldwide in his speech to the conference.

The president's presence and his speech at the opening session of the NPT review conference was an indication of Tehran’s firm decision to follow up cases of the nuclear-states' violations of the NPT, Soltaniyeh told IRNA.

He added that failure of the nuclear-states to provide non-nuclear-states with peaceful nuclear technology was one of the cases of the formers’ violation of the NPT.

Based on the NPT, nuclear-weapon-states undertook to help non-nuclear-states find access to nuclear energy for peaceful means.

There are evidences which proved that nuclear-states have not only failed to fulfill their commitments and provide the non-nuclear-states with peaceful nuclear energy, but they have also tackled the latter’s move to this end, Soltaniyeh stressed.

Commenting on possibility of imposing new sanctions against Iran for its peaceful nuclear activities, Soltaniyeh said any further sanctions would have no effects on the firm political will of the Iranian nation to continue their move towards using nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.


End News / IRNA / News Code 1116983

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