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Iran sole regional country signing up to all disarmament treaties

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, June 13, IRNA -- Deputy Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran Ali Bagheri said on Monday that Iran is the only country in the region that has signed up to all disarmament treaties.

Addressing the closing session of the Second International Conference on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation in Tehran on Monday, Bagheri unveiled new dimensions of certain western states’ violation of disarmament regulations and illegal activities in the field of weapons of mass destruction.

Bagheri said the most outstanding factor of global insecurity in the 20th century is building, stockpiling and application of weapons of mass destruction, especially nuclear weapons, by big powers holding nuclear weapons, particularly the United States of America.

Describing the US policies as s “modern dictatorship”, Bagheri said nuclear hypocrisy and deception and nuclear terrorism are two tools used by the US as far as the nuclear issue is concerned.

On the one hand, the US claims to be supporting nuclear disarmament so as to block other nations’ progress and on the other the US tries to destroy other nations’ human and physical sources used for making scientific achievements.

The Iranian official outlined cases of US violations of nuclear disarmament regulations and its subsequent dangers to international security.

As an example, he pointed to conclusion of the New Start Treaty by Russia and the US, saying, “No verification mechanism is envisioned in the contract for reduction of nuclear weapons. So, quantitative and qualitative enforcement of the contract is encountered with suspicion and doubt.”

Focusing on nuclear disarmament conference in Geneva, Bagheri said, “The US has for years been serving as main obstacle to the nuclear disarmament conference in Geneva, blocking any effort to effectively deal with the threat; and among four topics brought up in the conference, the US has only agreed to talks to avoid proliferation of such weapons.”

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30430250

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