Iran ready to cooperate with int'l initiative against WMD: minister

Iran Materials 7 November 2006 15:39 (UTC +04:00)

(IRNA) - Iran is ready to seriously cooperate in the international initiative to intercept and prevent proliferation of weapons of mass destruction under the supervision of the United Nations, Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said on Tuesday.

He told reporters that adoption of a regional security treaty was the only way to ensure security in the Persian Gulf region, reports Trend.

The minister's remarks came amid military maneuvers, code-named `Great Prophet (S) 2', that are currently being staged by Iran in vast areas throughout the country.

The 10-day maneuvers began Friday in the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman region with the testing of three different kinds of missiles.

Similar maneuvers are also taking place in 10 provinces in the south, southwest, southeast, northwest and northeast of the country.

The military exercise is intended to display Iran's defense capabilities