NAM disarmament appeal could stop N-threats: Analyst

A demand by the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) for a global nuclear disarmament could play a crucial role to stop Israel and the US from using the threat of nuclear weapons against others, a political analyst says.

“We know that this [threat] has been done almost exclusively by… the Zionists who are still occupying Palestine and by the various American officials and neocons in the Congress and the US Zionist lobby,” international lawyer Franklin Lamb said in an interview with Press TV on Friday.

In a statement on Thursday, NAM labeled nuclear arms as a major threat and expressed deep concern over the destructive repercussions of the use of such weapons on present and future generations as well as the environment.

The analyst praised the statement by NAM, which is the second major world body next to the United Nations, saying they must persist on their call for the full implementation of a UN General Assembly resolution on the elimination of nuclear weapons across the world.

“It is right that they call for these actions but what they should call for and hopefully will call for is the admission by states and the revealing of their arsenals,” he added.

In December 2013, the General Assembly unanimously adopted a nuclear disarmament resolution that includes proposals forwarded by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as the head of NAM.

The resolution, adopted on December 5, 2013, calls on nuclear-power states to make more efforts to scale down and ultimately eliminate all types of nuclear arms.

According to the resolution, non-nuclear states should be given guarantees that they will not be threatened or attacked by nuclear weapons.

It also calls on the General Assembly to urge all signatories to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to follow up on the implementation of their obligations as agreed in the 1995, 2000 and 2010 Review Conferences.

By Press TV


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