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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Despite US opposition, UN approves Iranís global nuclear disarmament resolution

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New York, Nov 1, IRNA -- Despite serious opposition of US and Zionists, UN General Assembly here Tuesday resolutely approved of IR of Iran’s proposal on international nuclear disarmament.

According to the IRNA correspondent at the UN New York Headquarters, the Iranian representative delegation at the Disarmament and International Security Committee of the UN General Assembly presented its proposed resolution on international disarmament, which was passed with 107 positive votes, and the negative votes of only the United States, the racist Zionist regime, and a few western allies of them.

The title of the resolution was “Pursuing Accepted Commitments of NPT Member Countries in Framework of NPT Revision Conferences in Years 1995, 2000, and 2010” which was being proposed for the fourth time during the past eight years by the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The UN resolution asks the nuclear armed countries to adopt the necessary measures to abide by their commitments regarding the full annihilation of their nuclear arsenals and nuclear weapons, transparently, irrevocably, under international supervision, and rapidly.

The nuclear armed countries after decades of ignoring their commitments on nuclear disarmament in accordance with the treaties approved in 1995, 2000, and 2010, are thus once again made obliged and committed to take effective practical measures aimed at full annihilation of their nuclear weapons.

In a part of Iran’s proposed resolution in the year 1995 emphasis was made on declaring the Middle East as a nuclear arms free zone.

The 1995 resolution also asked the Zionist regime to join the NPT and to put its nuclear facilities under the supervision of the IAEA.

The US, France, Britain, and a few western countries voted negative to Iran’s proposed resolution then.

In the Iranian proposed and passed UN resolution meanwhile need for presenting security guarantees to non-nuclear-armed countries on not resorting to usage of nuclear weapons, or threatening to take advantage of them is emphasized.

From 23 thousand nuclear warheads in the world today, some 20,000 of them are at the US and Russia’s disposal.

Although the global nuclear disarmament was among the major mottoes of the US President Barack Obama during his election campaign, and after becoming the president and in line with that objective the US administration also signed the “Start 2 Treaty” with Russia in a symbolic move, but in accordance with official US statistic reports, during President Obama’s tenure the allocated budgets to renovation of the nuclear weapons have been a lot higher than similar budgets during President George W. Bush’s tenure.

The Islamic Republic of Iran as the last victim of chemical weapons believes the international security cannot be ensured with the presence of any type of weapons of mass destruction, and therefore, achieving a secure world status is in need of full annihilation of all types of such weapons, atop which, there are the nuclear weapons.

In line with that policy, Iran has during the past two years sponsored two international WMD disarmament conferences in the presence of foreign ministers and high ranking technicians from over 60 countries, as well as representatives of major international bodies.

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khameneie in his message to the first disarmament conference which was held in Tehran in April 2000 reiterated, “We believe increasing the nuclear weapons, or the other type of weapons of mass destruction, such as the microbiological weapons, too, are serious threats against the mankind. The Iranian nation is itself a victim of the usage of chemical weapons, and feels the threat of stockpiling such weapons, and is therefore ready to confront their manufacturing and stockpiling with all means at its disposal. We consider taking advantage of such weapons forbidden in our religion, and consider efforts made aimed at their annihilation in line with securing the entire mankind.”

The Islamic Republic of Iran has also proposed to the UN a resolution on usage of military and peaceful missiles used for launching satellite.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30641071

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