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Iran to Host Nuclear Disarmament Talks

Report Source: VOA

Iran announced Sunday that it will host an international nuclear disarmament conference later this month. The country's top nuclear negotiator said China will participate in the talks aimed at promoting nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

Ahmadinejad (center),during a visit of the Natanz Uranium Enrichment Facility some 322 kilometers south of the capital Tehran, Iran.
(April 8, 2008 file photo released by the Iranian President's Office)

The two-day conference is set to begin April 17, four days after the conclusion of an international nuclear security summit being held in Washington.

The Development and Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Today eight countries are possessing nuclear weapons. The five nuclear weapons states United States, Russia (former Soviet Union), United Kingdom, France and China, are the only countries allowed to have nuclear weapons according to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) from 1970. All members of the United Nations except Israel, India and Pakistan have signed the NPT.

Chinese President Hu Jintao is expected to attend the U.S. conference.

China has resisted efforts to impose new sanctions on Iran over suspicions about its nuclear program.

The U.S. and its allies accuse Iran of working to enrich uranium to develop nuclear weapons, which the Islamic Republic denies.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a televised speech Saturday that he rejected U.S. diplomatic efforts regarding his country's nuclear program.  Mr. Ahmadinejad said that additional sanctions will only make Tehran more determined.

Also Saturday, Iran's atomic energy chief said his department had submitted plans to start constructing two new nuclear facilities as early as August.

The U.S. is calling on members of the United Nations Security Council to approve a fourth round of sanctions against Iran because of its nuclear activities.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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