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Iran calls for political will for nuclear disarmament

Iran calls for political will for nuclear disarmament

Tehran, Nov 1 (Prensa Latina) Iran today called for political will as the only way to reach nuclear disarmament, for which it will present before the UN a resolution aimed at that objective, according to IRNA news agency.
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The Iranian representative to the highest international body, Majid Takht Ravanchi, assured that such a step would only be possible if there is political will to do so.

He will submit for consideration by the UN plenary a resolution entitled Follow-up to nuclear disarmament obligations agreed at the 1995, 2000 and 2010 Review Conferences of the Parties to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

The First Committee of the UN General Assembly approved this document, which will be on the agenda for debate this November.

Ravanchi explained that since the implementation of the NPT in 1970, the signatories committed themselves to eliminating them, but in real life nothing has been done due to political reasons.

There are two categories to avoid such a conflict, one called positive assurance, which provides for the obligation to support a non-nuclear-weapon state if it is attacked by a nuclear-weapon state, Ravanchi explained.

The other is to prohibit an atomic-weapon state from attacking a non-nuclear-weapon state with nuclear weapons, he said.

The Iranian envoy to the UN remarked that the Persian country’s resolution is in favor of the second variant advancing in the General Assembly.

The first phase of the Iranian draft passed with 108 votes in favor, and although the nuclear states rejected it, there are hopes of widespread approval by the General Assembly.

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