UN passes disarmament resolution including Rohani’s 3 proposals
1st Committee of UN General Assembly on Monday passed a disarmament resolution inclusive of three of Iranian President Hassan Rohani's proposals during 68th UN annual GA session, IRNA reported.
The draft for the resolution presented to the First Committee on Disarmament and International Security by the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) was inclusive of three proposals presented by President Rohani.
It was approved with 129 positive, 28 negative, and 19 neutral votes of the First Committee.
On September 26th, 2013, during the 68th UN annual General Assembly, President Hassan Rohani presented three proposals on nuclear disarmament, which were welcomed by the representative delegations of various countries as well as independent personalities and the activist NGOs.
The Iranian president's three proposals in the resolution are as follows:
1. Immediate beginning of negotiations aimed at signing an international convention aimed at banning the purchasing, manufacturing, development, stockpiling, and usage of nuclear arms, and providing the ground for their full annihilation;
2. Holding an international summit meeting in the year 2018 on nuclear disarmament;
3. Nomination of September 26th of every year as the international day for full annihilation of the nuclear weapons.
These proposals were supported by many delegations of the countries that participated at the High Level Gathering on Nuclear Weapons Disarmament and the annual session of the General Assembly's annual Disarmament Committee, called the 1st Committee.
They were also praised as a "good roadmap" for materializing the Nuclear-Weapons-Free-World objective.
The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) arranged these proposals in the framework of a draft resolution under the titled "Pursuing the Objectives of the High Level 2013 Meeting of the General Assembly on Nuclear Disarmament and presented it I late September to the annual meeting of the General Assembly's 1st Committee.
The resolution was surveyed during the course of the past weeks by the participating delegations at that committee's annual meeting, and was ratified on Monday.
The resolution's significance is because it is the second serious initiative of the NAM in disarmament field during the past two years. NAM's first initiative in this field was ratifying a resolution last year, on whose basis this year's September UN General Assembly Nuclear Disarmament talks were held.
NAM's taking the lead at that high level UN committee is in fact an effective effort aimed at annulment of the western countries' former efforts, which were aimed at aggrandizing the threat of proliferation of nuclear weapons in world public opinion, aimed at deviating the minds from the fact that they have stockpiled thousands of them.