Saturday, April 17, 2010

Oman: Tehran Confab Vindicates Peaceful Nature of Iran's N. Program

TEHRAN (FNA)- Omani Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdallah on Saturday said that the ongoing international conference on nuclear disarmament in Tehran substantiates the peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program and activities.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran emphasizes that it is pursuing a peaceful, and not - as certain states claim - a military (nuclear) goal," Yusuf bin Alawi said, addressing Tehran's international conference today.

He stressed that Oman participated in the event as a show of Muscat's insistence on the peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear activities.

"We have taken part in the Tehran conference in a bid to reemphasize that Iran's nuclear program is peaceful," bin Alawi said.

The International Conference on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation dubbed as 'Nuclear Energy for All, Nuclear Weapon for No One' kicked off in Tehran on Saturday with officials from different countries of the world in attendance.

During the two-day conference, world officials and politicians will put their heads together to address issues and concerns in connection with nuclear disarmament.

As regards international disarmament and non-proliferation, the Omani minister said that confronting proliferation of the weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) is a common task to be fulfilled by all the members of the international community.

"Lack of consensus about a single view on disarmament is a major concern which endangers global peace and security," Alawi said.