NPT talks led by Khazaee at NAM meeting
Press TV -(Mar 10, 2013) Iran’s UN envoy Mohammad Khazaee kicked off the Non-Aligned Movement’s gathering on Nuclear Non-Proliferation with a statement that clearly re-established the NAM’s stance on atomic weapons.
The position is simple – no nukes for NAM countries — or for anyone else.
Khazaee — who is the Iranian Ambassador to the UN — is serving in his first year as President of the Non-Aligned Movement.
He was sure to revisit one of the NAM’s main platforms, which is a nuclear-free Middle East.
Now — the only possessor of nuclear weapons in the Middle East was not in attendance — because it doesn’t belong to NAM.
Israel is believed to have scores of nuclear arms — but it isn’t a signatory of the NPT — and doesn’t allow an international inspection of its nuclear facilities.
Talk at the meeting centered mainly around the Non-Proliferation Treaty — specifically the way it must be occasionally adjusted to meet the changes of an evolving world.
Khazaee said that making changes to the NPT shouldn’t present new challenges — but that it should strengthen the member states stated commitment to disarmament.
A final point made by Khazaee is that achieving nuclear disarmament through the NPT is a lot easier when the standards are simple — easy to understand — and apply to everyone.
Double standards and discriminatory practices — he added — will get nothing done.