TEHRAN (FNA)- A prominent Iranian legislator voiced Tehran’s steadfast opposition to the acquisition, possession and use of the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs), and underlined the necessity for the establishment of a world free from such lethal weapons.
“Making use of the weapons of mass destruction is the blatant violation of human rights,” Member of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mohammad Esmayeeli said.
Esmayeeli underlined the need for annihilation of all kinds of WMDs all over the world.
“The WMDs, including nuclear bombs and chemical weapons, disturb global tranquility and endangers human lives,” Esmayeeli added.
“Iran sees annihilation of all WMDs in the world as a sacred goal on which the well being of the human being depends,” Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in his message to a conference held in Tehran late in May to commemorate the Iranians martyred in the enemy’s chemical attacks during the Iraqi imposed war on Iran in the 1908s.
He stressed that production and use of WMDs is banned by Islamic teachings as well as the religious decree (Fatwa) issued by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei and” have no place in Iran’s defensive doctrine”.
“Accordingly, our country’s explicit stance and goal is the creation of a world free from the WMDs and establishment of peace and security and safeguarding of the national interests of all nations,” President Ahmadinejad underscored.
Iran is one of the 41 members of the OPCW Executive Council and has always stressed the urgent need for the dismantlement of the WMDs, including chemical weapons, as it has been a victim of such weapons.
Tens of thousands of Iranians were killed and wounded by chemical weapons during the Iraqi imposed war on Iran (1980-1988).
Around 100,000 Iranians are still living with the effects, which include long-term respiratory problems, eye and skin problems as well as immune system disorders, psychological disorders, genetic disorders and cancers.
In June 2010, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili called on international circles to prepare the ground for the trial of those states which supply chemical weapons to the other states.
“The world community should ask for the trial of the US and 14 European countries for selling chemical weapons to Saddam” during the 8-year Iraqi imposed war against Iran (1980-1988), Jalili said.
Referring to Saddam’s continued chemical attacks against Iran, Jalili said, “Based on official documents, the US and 14 European countries are the main culprits who equipped Saddam with chemical weapons.”
By Fars News
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