Int'l community not active enough in nuclear disarmament: Iranian FM

08:18, April 19, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Sunday that international community has not done enough for nuclear disarmament, local satellite Press TV reported.

The international community, especially countries with nuclear weapons, has not been active enough for nuclear disarmament, Mottaki was quoted as saying.

In the second day of an international conference on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation in Tehran, he said if people really want a world without nuclear weapons, the international community should come together and get it done, according to the report.

Meanwhile, Iran's permanent representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali Asghar Soltanieh said during the conference that a global move is a necessity for disarmament.

The two-day Tehran conference discussed concerns over the issue of nuclear weapons and the ways for disarmament, said Soltanieh.

The Tehran conference, entitled "Nuclear Energy for All, Nuclear Weapons for None," opened on Saturday.

In December, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for nuclear disarmament of the United States and Israel, saying that the U.S. with nearly 8,000 atomic warheads and Israel with about 400 atomic warheads should be disarmed, according to the semi- official Fars news agency.

Iran has rejected U.S. and other Western claims that Tehran is making nuclear bombs.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:梁军)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • On Sept. 26, a resident passes by a flower terrace decorated for the coming National Day. (Xinhua/Hang Xingwei)
  • The photo, taken on Sept. 26, shows the SWAT team ready for the joint exercise. (Xinhua/Wangkai)
  • Two metro trains in Shanghai collided Tuesday afternoon, and an identified number of passengers were injured in the accident, the Shanghai-based eastday.com reported. Equipment failures were believed to have caused the crash on the Line 10 subway, Xinhua quoted local subway operator as saying.
  • An employee at a gold store in Yiwu, located in east China's Zhejiang province, shows gold jewelry on Monday.(Xinhua/Zhang Jiancheng)
  • Tourists ride camels near China's largest desert lake Hongjiannao in Yulin, north China's Shaanx Province, Sept. 24, 2011. Hongjiannao is shrinking as a result of climate change and human activities, and may vanish in a few decades. Its lake area, which measured more than 6,700 hectares in 1996, has shrunk to 4,180 hectares. Its water level is declining by 20-30 centimeters annually and its water PH value has risen to 9.0-9.42 from 7.4-7.8. (Xinhua/Liu Yu)
  • Actors perform royal dance at the Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul, Sept. 27, 2011. A ceremony commemorating the 38th South Korea Sightseeing Day was held in Gyeongbok Palace on Tuesday. (Xinhua/He Lulu)
Hot Forum Discussion