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

08:18, April 19, 2010      

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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.



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