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Iran ready for talks without preconditions: UN Envoy

Source: ISNA

Iran's permanent envoy to the UN Mohammad Khazaei said the country is ready for talks without any preconditions. Iran and the P5+1 last met in Istanbul where they discussed Iran's nuclear issue and its package of proposals.

Iran UN Envoy, Mohammad Khazaei
Iran's permanent envoy to the UN, Mohammad Khazaei

In the annual meeting of the United Nations Disarmament Commission (UNDC), Iran's envoy referred to the Commissions' measures on codifying principles, ground rules and advices for disarmament.

He then said," we don't want to downplay the mentioned actions of the Commission, but it is a matter of regret that they have not been able to have a bunch of special advices concerning the disarmament issues, since 1978 that they started their work."

The United Nations Disarmament Commission (UNDC) is a deliberative body and a subsidiary organ of the UN General Assembly which is mandated to consider and make recommendations on various disarmament related issues and to follow up the relevant decisions and recommendations of the special sessions devoted to disarmament held so far.

The Disarmament Commission was re-established at the first Special Session of the General Assembly devoted to Disarmament in 1978 to succeed an earlier Disarmament Commission, which ceased to convene after 1965. It consists of all Member States and holds its substantive yearly sessions in New York (usually in late spring) for approximately three weeks.

"In such a situation that nuclear disarmament has got the highest priority in the international community and the resolutions ratified at the General Assembly of the United Nations, we believe that issues regarding disarmament and ban on the proliferation of nuclear weapons are the most significant matters." Khazaei added.

"The only way to achieve sustainable security which is equal for all nations of the world is to resort to the power of logic and avoid resorting to force", Iranian envoy to the UN noted.

Referring to the continuous threat of nuclear arms, he lashed out at the countries with nuclear weapons capability for not complying with their legal commitments to destroy these weapons and added," the only way to remove the danger of the nuclear weapons is their full destruction."

"Iran believes that the best way to guarantee the ban on the proliferation of nuclear weapons is full and non-selective execution of Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as well as guaranteeing its generalization especially in the Middle East where the nuclear activities of a non NPT member (Zionist regime) sponsored by France, seriously threatens the regional and international security," Khazaei highlighted.

Khazaie expressed Iran's readiness to persue talks with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany and said, "further discussions have to be based on justice and mutual respect and without any precondition."

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