Iran’s disarmament proposal ‘a test for UN positions, claims’

Iran’s Permanent Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht-Ravanchi said that Iran-proposed nuclear disarmament resolution is a test for positions and claims of UN member states.

In a note, Majid Takht-Ravanchi, the Permanent Ambassador to the United Nations to the United Nations, addressed Iran’s proposed resolution on nuclear disarmament.

Following is the full text of his note:

Under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, all states in the possession of such weapons have pledged to destroy all their nuclear weapons. In addition, they are legally obliged not only to refrain from taking any action to manufacture nuclear weapons, but to refrain from transferring such weapons to other countries, deploying them outside their territory, and cooperating with other governments to build atomic weapons.

Under the pressure and pursuit of non-nuclear states, nuclear governments, after decades of non-compliance with their legal obligations, have once again been obliged to take practical and effective steps within the framework of the final documents of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conferences in 1995, 2000 and 2010.

However, a look at the existing statistics and realities show that not only nuclear states lack the necessary political incentive to achieve nuclear disarmament, but also their nuclear activities, including increasing the quality of nuclear weapons, modernizing and increasing the destructive power of these weapons, increasing the nuclear weapons’ budget and promoting the status of nuclear weapons in national security doctrines, even in violation of international regulations and commitments, have created a situation in which the past trend does not show a significant move towards nuclear disarmament and it does not seem that there would also be such a prospect in the future.

It is worth emphasizing that in the absence of real nuclear disarmament, nuclear countries and their allied countries pursue a policy of reducing nuclear risk, which given its very small scope and lack of consideration of real nuclear disarmament, it is not by no means possible to consider this ostensible policy as an alternative and equivalent to nuclear disarmament.

In protest at this situation, since 2005, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been the main sponsor of the biennial resolution, entitled “Pursuing the Implementation of the Agreements Reached at the NPT Member States’ Five-Year Review Conferences since 1995.”

The main purpose of this resolution is the implementation of the commitments of the nuclear states on nuclear disarmament within the framework of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).


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