6 November 2012

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

On Draft Resolution:

Report of the Conference on Disarmament

At the 67th Session of the First Committee

New York, 6 November 2012


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



Mr. Chairman,

My delegation joined consensus regarding draft resolution on the “Report of the Conference on Disarmament” contained in document A/C.1/67/L.33.

We have always supported the reactivation of the CD based on a balanced and comprehensive program of work, and full observance of its rules of procedure.

My delegation is of the view that Conference on Disarmament should be responsive to the priorities and security concerns of all States.

We do not share the view that the decision in 2009 that reflected in this draft resolution was a balanced and comprehensive program of work. However, we joined consensus in the CD in that year for the sake of showing flexibility.

In our view, the existence of nuclear weapons is the greatest threat to the security of all nations. Accordingly, the CD shall consider negotiations on nuclear disarmament as its highest priority.

I thank you Mr. Chairman.

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