Sept. 27, 2013
Just hours before a highly anticipated meeting between Western powers and Iran on its uranium enrichment programme, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared no country had the right to a nuclear arsenal and demanded that Israel join the 1979 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
“No nation should possess nuclear weapons, since there are no right hands for these wrong weapons,” Mr Rouhani told a disarmament meeting on the fringes of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Later, his foreign minister, Jivad Zarif, was to meet with foreign ministers of Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China and the US to discuss reviving stalled talks on the enrichment efforts which the West says are aimed at developing an atomic bomb.
This article was posted: Friday, September 27, 2013 at 12:21 pm