NPT failed due to West backing Israel nuclear program

TEHRAN, Apr. 06 (MNA) – Iran’s envoy to the UN said the 2015 NPT review conf. failed to reach an outcome on nuclear disarmament due to Washington and London’s support for Tel Aviv’s nuclear program.

Gholam Hossein Dehghani, Ambassador and Charge d'Affaires of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations, made the remark at the UN Disarmament Commission meeting on Tuesday, adding “the Islamic Republic of Iran is deeply concerned about the ongoing developments and processes in the area of nuclear disarmament.”

“No tangible progress has been made in the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments based on article 6 of the NPT,” he said.

“Last year, due to opposition from the US and Britain, the NPT Review Conference failed to reach any substantive agreement on promoting nuclear disarmament,” said Dehghani. “These two countries opposed the conference’s final document not because of their own national security issues but merely to back the nuclear program of the Zionist regime.”

He went on to add, “massive funds have been allocated to the renovation of nuclear arsenals in the United States and Britain. The US has launched a one-trillion-dollar program on renovating and replacing nuclear weapons and is currently in the process of replacing all its existing nuclear weapons with modern ones that carry out new operational missions.”

Dehghani described this policy as a clear example of America's lack of commitment to nuclear disarmament obligations, saying “this move has put the world in the peril of a new nuclear weapons race.”

The current imbroglio in the field of nuclear disarmament is the result of a lack of political will on part of nuclear countries to abandon this perilous doctrine that equates possession of nuclear weapons with security, he said.  

The Iranian envoy proposed that for a total elimination of nuclear weapons in a certain period of time, a comprehensive approach should be adopted and a comprehensive convention on nuclear weapons similar to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) should be established.

“The Zionist regime is the only obstacle to the realization of the objective of creating a Middle East region free of nuclear weapons,” he said.

Dehghani went on to add, “one of the greatest ironies in history is that the Zionist regime, with all its violations of international laws on prohibition of weapons of mass destruction, is receiving the most amount of technical and financial aids from some nuclear countries to build these very weapons.”

 

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