MP: Transparency, peacefulness of Iran's nuclear program obvious
(IRNA) - Iranian MP attending the 115th meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) of Islamic states in Geneva, Hedayat Mir Morad Zehi, said on Wednesday that Iran's nuclear program is legal, transparent and peaceful, reports Trend.
According to a report released by Majlis Media Department, the MP who attended the committee meeting dealing with the 'emergency article' on North Korea's declared nuclear test and promotion of disarmament of nuclear weapons presented Iran's relevant views.
He underlined that discriminatory approach of world countries concerning disarmament of nuclear weapons should be avoided.
Meanwhile, he urged the need to strengthen international bodies, implement NPT, and avoid discriminatory approach towards countries.
"Unfortunately, what is currently witnessed in North Korea is the consequence of the pressure, threat and international isolation imposed on the country. Approach to such issues should be multi-faceted, transparent and not based on dual standards," he added.
He referred to the Zionist regime's large arsenal stockpiled with nuclear weapons with more that 200 atomic warheads and its clandestine activities as a serious threat to international peace and security, leading to instability.
"Some attempts are underway to compare Iran's nuclear program to those of other countries. But it should be taken into account that our nuclear activities are legal
, peaceful, transparent and within the framework of NPT.
"We believe that the basic plans of the world community should give high priority to real global disarmament. Iran's government also calls for a Middle East free from nuclear weapons," added the MP.
Mir Morad Zehi expressed his anxiety over the noncompliance of some NPT member states to their commitments on non-proliferation of nuclear armaments and criticized unilateral policies and political abuse of NPT.
"As representatives of the parliaments of various states, we should think up a solution to the issue. The only way to fully stop proliferation of nuclear weapons is to remain committed to international ban of nuclear tests and solve the issue through talks," concluded the MP.