16 Apr
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Iran demands elimination of nuclear weapon stockpiles worldwide

Iran demands elimination of nuclear weapon stockpiles worldwide

Iran demands the elimination of the world stockpiles of nuclear weapons, as they pose a major threat to humanity. Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said this at the Conference on Disarmament.

“Iran demands the elimination of all nuclear weapons, which pose the gravest threat to all of humanity. The total elimination of nuclear weapons is the only effective and reliable way to prevent the recurrence of tragedies like the ones in Hiroshima and Nagasaki,” reads the minister’s statement, published on the official Telegram channel of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that the Islamic Republic of Iran has been the biggest victim of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) since World War II as a result of the use of chemical weapons by Saddam Hussein’s regime — referring to the Iran–Iraq War of 1980-1988 — adding that the only guarantee for the non-use of WMD, including nuclear weapons, is their total, absolute and verifiable elimination.

The Iranian foreign minister added that Iran “firmly believes that the integrity and efficacy of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons depends on the complete fulfillment of all the obligations cited therein, including Article 6, according to which states that possess nuclear weapons, are obliged to conduct effective negotiations for denuclearization”. According to the Iranian foreign minister, “if all member states of the Conference on Disarmament, especially the nuclear powers, show political will and fulfill their disarmament obligations, we will be able to break the impasse in which the Conference has found itself”․