Senior MP streses Iran's opposition to Nuclear weapons
A senior Iranian legislator underscored Iran's strong opposition to nuclear arms, and lashed out at the US and certain European countries for their refusal to dismantle and annihilate their atomic weapons.
"We are pursuing a world free of nuclear weapons," the Chairman of the Standing Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy, Alaeddin Boroujerdi said in a meeting with Danish media representatives in Copenhagen on Thursday.
"We also strongly oppose the production of third generation atomic bombs by the US and certain other European countries," Boroujerdi added.
He also urged Europe to have a rational approach in its bid to end the impasse over Iran's nuclear policy.
Boroujerdi emphasized Europe's rational approach within the framework of the
'5 plus 1' (United States, Britain, China, France, Russia and Germany) talks could be a way out of the dead-end.
Iran has repeatedly called for global nuclear disarmament, including in the Middle East region where the Zionist regime has stockpiled hundreds of nuclear warheads with open support by the US and its European allies.
Iran, an NPT-signatory, has repeatedly called for the removal of all weapons of mass destruction from across the globe.
The UN General Assembly approved a draft resolution proposed by Iran on nuclear disarmament in October amid strong opposition by the US, Britain, France, Israel and a number of western countries.
The resolution passed by the First Committee of the UN General Assembly calls on all nuclear countries to annihilate their nuclear weapons under the supervision of international bodies.
More than 100 countries, including non-nuclear members of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), voted for the resolution.
The resolution also urges Israel to join the NPT and allow the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to inspect its nuclear installations.
Also in pursuit of global nuclear disarmament, Tehran held a conference on nuclear disarmament on April 18-19 with officials from different world countries in attendance.
During the two-day Conference, world officials, politicians, envoys and nuclear experts from 60 world countries put their heads together to find ways to remove their concerns with regard to challenges on nuclear disarmament, member's commitment to nuclear dismantling and disarmament and aftermaths of inaction in the destruction of the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs).