Iran urges high participation in UN meeting on nuclear disarmament

Permanent Representative to the United Nations Mohammad Khazaei

Press TV -(Sun Apr 28, 2013) Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations Mohammad Khazaei has called for concerted efforts to ensure maximum international participation at an upcoming UN meeting on global nuclear disarmament.

Khazaei, who is also the head of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) at the UN, along with the permanent UN envoys of Egypt, Venezuela, Indonesia and Cuba and a group of experts met President of the United Nations General Assembly Vuk Jeremic on Saturday to discuss the key issues regarding the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on nuclear disarmament, which is scheduled to be held on September 26, 2013.
The UN General Assembly adopted the resolution for holding the high-level meeting in 2012, upon a request by the NAM member states.
Khazaei called on Jeremic and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to devote their efforts to hold an organized and comprehensive meeting with the extensive participation of the world’s heads of states.
The NAM representative pointed to the nuclear stockpiles of some world powers and underscored the need for nuclear disarmament across the world, particularly in the Middle East.
He pointed out that Iran, as the rotating president of the NAM, will adopt any measures required in the lead-up to the UN nuclear disarmament meeting in September.
Jeremic, for his part, expressed gratitude to Iran and NAM for their efforts in this respect and reiterated his readiness to offer cooperation to convene a successful meeting on nuclear disarmament.

Tehran Times -(Sun Apr 28, 2013) Iran reiterates call for total nuclear disarmament 

Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations Mohammad Khazaee reiterated Iran’s call for total nuclear disarmament at a meeting with the current president of the UN General Assembly, Vuk Jeremic, in New York, Iranian media reported on Sunday.
During the meeting, Khazaee emphasized the importance of the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on nuclear disarmament, scheduled to be held on September 26, and expressed the readiness of Iran, which holds the rotating presidency of the Non-Aligned Movement, to assist in the running of the conference.
The Iranian ambassador also called on UN officials to take the measures necessary to encourage the participation of heads of states in the conference.
Representatives from Egypt, Venezuela, Indonesia, Cuba, and a number of experts were present in the meeting.

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