Iran Calls for Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

The Islamic Republic of Iran’s representative in the United Nations General Assembly called on the world for total elimination of nuclear weapons, rejecting retention, stockpiling, development, use, and proliferation of such weapons at regional and global levels.
Reza Najafi, the acting deputy foreign minister for legal and international affairs of Iran, made the remarks at the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear-Weapons on Tuesday.
“Achieving global nuclear disarmament and eliminating the threat of nuclear weapons is a legal, political and moral responsibility for all States, in general, and the Nuclear Weapon States, in particular,” Najafi said.
He criticized the nuclear weapon states for still relying on nuclear deterrence and planning to “not only modernize but also strengthen their nuclear arsenals, which is a gross violation of the spirit and letter of the NPT.”
The official blamed the deadlock on nuclear disarmament on Washington’s aggressive nuclear policy and urged the US and other nuclear-weapon states to fulfill “their international obligations on nuclear disarmament and implement them earnestly”.
Iran emphasizes the fundamental importance of the implementation of the 1995 Resolution, he said, adding that the nuclear weapons of the Israeli regime continue to threaten the peace and security of the Middle East region and beyond.
Najafi called on the international community to reaffirm the importance of accession of the Israeli regime to the NPT as a non-nuclear-weapon party and without any precondition and the placement of all of its nuclear facilities under the IAEA’s full-scope safeguards.
He described the accusations made by the representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) against Iran’s nuclear program as being “baseless”, slamming the Kingdom for preventing the IAEA from full monitoring and verification regime about its nuclear program.
Therefore, he underlined, the international community should call upon Riyadh to immediately bring into force the Comprehensive Safeguards Agreements in full, adding, “Halting nuclear assistance to Saudi Arabia is the only way that can alleviate these concerns about Saudi Arabia.”

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