10/11/2017 4:34:54 PM
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The Iranian diplomat reaffirmed that the nuclear deal between Iran and 5+1 countries ended a fabricated crisis and as truly confirmed by the representatives of many states the agreement has been a landmark achievement of diplomacy in international relations.
Saying that Iran has been fully committed to the agreement, the Iranian envoy urged the other parties involved in the agreement to be committed to their promised obligations outlined in the deal.
He boasted that Iran’s observance of the letters of the agreement has been confirmed repeatedly in the last released reports of the IAEA.
Here comes the full text of his address:
In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful
I would like to begin by wholeheartedly congratulating you, Ambassador Bahr al-Ulum, distinguished Permanent Representative of Iraq, on your well-deserved election to chair this important Committee. I am confident that your able leadership will lead the Committee towards a successful conclusion. I also congratulate other bureau members for their election and assure you of the full support and cooperation of my delegation.
I should also thank the outgoing Chair, distinguished Ambassador Sabri of Algeria, for his successful leadership in steering the work of the Committee.
My delegation associates itself with the NAM statement delivered by Indonesia.
Since the previous meeting of the Committee, we have witnessed promising and unpromising disarmament developments.
The first promising development was the adoption by the Disarmament Commission of "Recommendations on practical confidence-building measures in the field of conventional weapons". It was achieved as a result of a flexible position by NAM. This needs to be complemented with the adoption of "Recommendations for achieving the objective of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons", which indeed requires a strong political will and flexibility by the nuclear-weapon States.
The next and more important development was the adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It was indeed a strong collective reaction to the violation of obligations of the nuclear-weapon States on nuclear disarmament. As an active participant in its negotiations, Iran voted in favor of the Treaty and will continue to support its overall objective. This Treaty is a step forward in nuclear disarmament, which needs to be complemented by the conclusion of a comprehensive convention on nuclear weapons as called for by the Assembly for years.
We should also recall the successful conclusion of the 8th Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention as a promising development.