Ahmadinejad remarks with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Press TV -(Thu Mar 28, 2013) Iran backs UN’s Arms Trade Treaty, Ahmadinejad says

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the Islamic Republic supports the United Nations’ Arms Trade Treaty to regulate the global trade of conventional arms.
Ahmadinejad made the remarks in a telephone conversation with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Wednesday.
Iran has been a victim of terrorism and fully supports the treaty, the Iranian president stated.
“Controlling transportation of arms in the world can help the international security a lot,” he said, adding that measures could be taken to further improve a draft, being prepared by UN members in New York.
The draft text was circulated to the states participating in a conference that began in New York City on March 22.
The treaty drafting conference will continue at UN’s headquarters through Thursday in an attempt to regulate the $70 billion global conventional arms trade.
In the last round of talks held in New York from July 2 to 27, 2012, the members could not reach an agreement on the treaty text.
The treaty would impose tough new standards for all cross-border transfers of any type of conventional weapons.

IRNA -(Thu Mar 28, 2013)Ahmadinejad: Arms traffic control needed for ensuring intˈl security

IRI President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in phone talks Wednesday with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stressed need for controlling and countering arms trafficking in world aimed at establishment and securing international security.
According to an IRNA Wednesday evening report quoting the IRI Presidentˈs Office official website, President Ahmadinejad in his phone talks with Ban Ki-moon in line with the latterˈs official request for Iranˈs agreement with the ratification of an arms ban treaty during the upcoming New York UN Disarmament Conference, said, ˈIran, as a country that has been raided by the aliens and suffered seriously from acts of terrorism, categorically supports ratification of such an international treaty.ˈ
He added, ˈOf course the Islamic Republic of Iran has some comments on the prepared document and believes if these comments would be properly heeded the text of this document would get more complete and the sphere of its effectiveness would get greater.ˈ
The Iranian President reiterated that the issues of exporting, buying and selling arms have today become one of the main fields for expansion of warmonger tendencies and international terrorism in the world, noting that controlling the transfer of arms around the globe can contribute greatly to boosting the international security.
Ahmadinejad pointed out that Iran is interested in establishment of international controls on arms trade in the world, emphasizing, and ˈControlling the transferring of arms around the globe can to a great extent contribute to the establishment of international security.ˈ
He emphasized that Iran wishes full success for the UN Arms Ban Trade Treaty Conference and would comprehensively cooperate with its sponsor, the UN, arguing, ˈwe believe the sponsor of the Arms Ban Conference can also collect the basic viewpoints of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the other countries which have such viewpoints and include those of them which sound logical in the final document.
He reiterated, ˈI am sure with the supervision of the UN secretary General the document of this conference would turn into an effective international document at the service of the mankind.ˈ
During the phone talks, the UN chief considered the Arms Ban Conference as an appropriate opportunity for ratifying the arms trade ban treaty, arguing this treaty with the very important agreements devised in its text, provides a good ground for countering the transfer of arms into the hands of terrorists in the world.
The UN secretary general expressed hope that the participating countries in this conference would announce their agreement with the ratification of this binding treaty, reiterating the sponsor of the conference would spend tireless efforts aimed at gaining unanimous support of all world countries for the final text of this treaty, and would certainly take advantage of the viewpoints of the Iranian delegation in this respect.ˈ
In all parts of the world, the ready availability of weapons and ammunition has led to human suffering, political repression, crime and terror among civilian populations. Irresponsible transfers of conventional weapons can destabilize security in a region, enable the violation of Security Council arms embargoes and contribute to human rights abuses. Importantly, investment is discouraged and development disrupted in countries experiencing conflict and high levels of violence, which also affect their ability to attain the Millennium Development Goals.
Many areas of world trade are covered by regulations that bind countries into agreed conduct. At present, there is no global set of rules governing the trade in conventional weapons. An eclectic set of national and regional control measures and a few global instruments on arms transfers exist, but the absence of a global framework regulating the international trade in all conventional arms has obscured transparency, comparability and accountability.

Fars NA -(Thu Mar 28, 2013) President: Iran Supports Ratification of Arms Ban Treaty

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a phone conversation with UN Chief Ban Ki-moon welcomed and supported the ratification of the international arms ban treaty in the upcoming UN Disarmament Conference in New York.
“Iran, as a country that has been raided by the aliens and suffered seriously from acts of terrorism, categorically supports ratification of such an international treaty,” Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday, referring to Ban Ki-moon’s official request for Iran’s agreement with the ratification of an arms ban treaty during the upcoming New York UN Disarmament Conference.
“Of course the Islamic Republic of Iran has some comments on the prepared document and believes if these comments would be properly heeded the text of this document would get more complete and the sphere of its effectiveness would get greater,” he added.
The Iranian President reiterated that the issues of exporting, buying and selling arms have today become one of the main fields for expansion of warmonger tendencies and international terrorism in the world, noting that controlling the transfer of arms around the globe can contribute greatly to boosting the international security.
Ahmadinejad pointed out that Iran is interested in the establishment of international controls on arms trade in the world, and stressed, “Controlling the transferring of arms around the globe can to a great extent contribute to the establishment of international security.”
He emphasized that Iran wishes full success for the UN Arms Ban Trade Treaty Conference and would comprehensively cooperate with its sponsor, the UN, arguing, “we believe the sponsor of the Arms Ban Conference can also collect the basic viewpoints of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the other countries which have such viewpoints and include those of them which sound logical in the final document.”
“I am sure with the supervision of the UN secretary General the document of this conference would turn into an effective international document at the service of the mankind,” Ahmadinejad underlined.
Iran, an NPT-signatory, has called for the removal of all weapons of mass destruction from across the globe.
Also in pursuit of global nuclear disarmament, Tehran has so far held two conferences on nuclear disarmament with officials from different world countries in attendance.
Foreign ministers, representatives and nuclear experts from 60 world countries participated in the event to discuss challenges on nuclear disarmament, countries’ commitment to nuclear dismantlement and disarmament and aftermaths of inaction in the destruction of the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs).

IRNA -(Thu Mar 28, 2013) Ahmadinejad: Arms traffic control needed for ensuring intˈl security

IRI President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in phone talks Wednesday with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stressed need for controlling and countering arms trafficking in world aimed at establishment and securing international security.
According to an IRNA Wednesday evening report quoting the IRI Presidentˈs Office official website, President Ahmadinejad in his phone talks with Ban Ki-moon in line with the latterˈs official request for Iranˈs agreement with the ratification of an arms ban treaty during the upcoming New York UN Disarmament Conference, said, ˈIran, as a country that has been raided by the aliens and suffered seriously from acts of terrorism, categorically supports ratification of such an international treaty.ˈ
He added, ˈOf course the Islamic Republic of Iran has some comments on the prepared document and believes if these comments would be properly heeded the text of this document would get more complete and the sphere of its effectiveness would get greater.ˈ
The Iranian President reiterated that the issues of exporting, buying and selling arms have today become one of the main fields for expansion of warmonger tendencies and international terrorism in the world, noting that controlling the transfer of arms around the globe can contribute greatly to boosting the international security.
Ahmadinejad pointed out that Iran is interested in establishment of international controls on arms trade in the world, emphasizing, and ˈControlling the transferring of arms around the globe can to a great extent contribute to the establishment of international security.ˈ
He emphasized that Iran wishes full success for the UN Arms Ban Trade Treaty Conference and would comprehensively cooperate with its sponsor, the UN, arguing, ˈwe believe the sponsor of the Arms Ban Conference can also collect the basic viewpoints of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the other countries which have such viewpoints and include those of them which sound logical in the final document.
He reiterated, ˈI am sure with the supervision of the UN secretary General the document of this conference would turn into an effective international document at the service of the mankind.ˈ
During the phone talks, the UN chief considered the Arms Ban Conference as an appropriate opportunity for ratifying the arms trade ban treaty, arguing this treaty with the very important agreements devised in its text, provides a good ground for countering the transfer of arms into the hands of terrorists in the world.
The UN secretary general expressed hope that the participating countries in this conference would announce their agreement with the ratification of this binding treaty, reiterating the sponsor of the conference would spend tireless efforts aimed at gaining unanimous support of all world countries for the final text of this treaty, and would certainly take advantage of the viewpoints of the Iranian delegation in this respect.ˈ
In all parts of the world, the ready availability of weapons and ammunition has led to human suffering, political repression, crime and terror among civilian populations. Irresponsible transfers of conventional weapons can destabilize security in a region, enable the violation of Security Council arms embargoes and contribute to human rights abuses. Importantly, investment is discouraged and development disrupted in countries experiencing conflict and high levels of violence, which also affect their ability to attain the Millennium Development Goals.
Many areas of world trade are covered by regulations that bind countries into agreed conduct. At present, there is no global set of rules governing the trade in conventional weapons. An eclectic set of national and regional control measures and a few global instruments on arms transfers exist, but the absence of a global framework regulating the international trade in all conventional arms has obscured transparency, comparability and accountability.

 

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