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UN Passes Iran-Proposed Disarmament Resolution

UN Passes Iran-Proposed Disarmament ResolutionUN Passes Iran-Proposed Disarmament Resolution

A resolution proposed by Iran aimed at the disarmament of nuclear states has been approved by the United Nations despite obstructive moves by the US and its allies. The resolution calls on all countries armed with nuclear weapons to destroy their arsenal in accordance with the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Press TV reported. They also should stop manufacturing new nuclear weapons and exporting them to other countries, or deploying them on foreign soil. On Saturday, the UN First Committee voted 112 to 44 to pass the non-binding measure, while 15 countries abstained from voting.   The United States, Israel, Britain, Russia and France were among those who voted against the resolution. Tehran devised the resolution based on the ratification of the NPT review conferences held in 1995, 2000 and 2010. Similar resolutions proposed by Iran in 2013 and 2015, which are aimed at promoting international stability and security, have been passed by the UN member states but were vetoed by the nuclear powers in flagrant opposition to the international demand. NPT was ratified in 1970 and was extended indefinitely in 1995. Under the treaty, the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council—China, France, Russia, the United States and the United Kingdom—were acknowledged as nuclear powers, and other countries that joined the treaty agreed not to pursue nuclear weapons development, although they are allowed to use nuclear technology for non-military purposes.

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