Envoy Renews Iran’s Call for Global Nuclear Disarmament
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran's deputy permanent UN ambassador called nuclear disarmament a legal, political and ethical responsibility of all UN members, saying to preempt the possible use or threat to use of nuclear warfare all such weapons must be dismantled.
“The international efforts aimed at forbidding nuclear tests, establishing nuclear free zones (NFZ) and decreasing the number of nuclear warheads are very important ... but only the full annihilation of nuclear armaments can neuter the threat or actual use of such weapons,” Gholam Hossein Dehqani said at a UN General Assembly session.
In his address on the occasion of the International Day Against Nuclear Tests, the Iranian envoy stressed the need for the balanced implementation of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), saying, “The NPT is a strong basis in support of peaceful applications of nuclear energy and it should be implemented fully and in a balanced manner.”
Iran is one of the most vocal proponents of nuclear disarmament, and its high ranking officials have on various occasions called for the annihilation of such weapons and for binding treaties that ban production, stockpiling, use or threat to use of such weapons.
Iran has also hosted two international conferences on nuclear disarmament to emphasize its aversion to such weapons and to promote its message that all nations are entitled to peaceful nuclear energy.
Iran's stance of nuclear weapons are in keeping with the guidelines of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution who has stated that using nuclear weapons is against the Islamic rules.