UN should not pull punches on total nuclear disarmament - Ayatollah Khamenei
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that the United Nations should not pull punches on the issue of total nuclear disarmament, MNA reported.
"Do not show leniency toward any power in regard to the issue of nuclear disarmament and properly use the opportunity that has been provided to you," the Leader said in a meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon who came to Iran to participate in the Non-Aligned Movement summit.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran insists on (its) stance (regarding the establishment of) a Middle East free of nuclear weapons, and the United Nations should make serious efforts to allay the current concerns about nuclear weapons," the Leader added.
The Leader also said, "Unfortunately, the (structure) of the United Nations is flawed, and the most tyrannical powers in the world, which possess nuclear weapons and have a record of using them, have dominated the United Nations."