Iran Advocating Destruction of WMDs: Caretaker FM

Iran Advocating Destruction of WMDs: Caretaker FM

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Describing Iran as a main victim of chemical weapons, the Iranian caretaker foreign minister voiced the Islamic Republic’s active support for the destruction of weapons of mass destruction.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Monday held a meeting in commemoration of the National Day against Chemical and Biological Weapons and the anniversary of the chemical attack on Sardasht.

In an address to the event, Caretaker Foreign Minister Ali Baqeri slammed WMDs as a main threat to humanity and international peace and security.

“As a result, the principled and constant policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which is inspired by the sublime values and rules of Islam, is based upon the complete prohibition as well as immediate and unconditional destruction of all weapons of mass destruction in the world,” he said.

Not only has Iran never sought the WMDs, but it has always advocated the destruction of such inhumane weapons in the world, Baqeri added.

He noted that Iran is proud to be a pioneer of the process of negotiations on the finalization of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Iran has always been one of the most effective and active actors in the world in the efforts at the fulfillment of the Convention’s goals and purposes and creation of a world free from chemical weapons, the caretaker minister stated.

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