5 November 2012

Explanation of Vote of the Delegation of the Islamic Republic of Iran

On Draft Resolution:

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban-Treaty

At the 67th Session of the First Committee

New York, 5 November 2012


In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful


Mr. Chairman,

The Islamic Republic of Iran, as one of the CTBT signatory States voted in favor of draft resolution on “Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban-Treaty” as a whole, as contained in document: A/C.1/67/L.43*.

However, my delegation would like to dissociate itself with operative paragraph (5) of this draft resolution because of the language of the text and the way it has been drafted.

As explicitly stated in the United Nations Charter, the General Assembly is entitled to discuss independently any question within the scope of the Charter and make recommendations.

Therefore, in our view, there is no need to refer to the work of other organs of the United Nations in the draft resolution of the General Assembly which was done in a completely different context.

I thank you Mr. Chairman.

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