• Tue / 26 November 2019 / 14:02
  • Category: Politics
  • News Code: 98090503253
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Nuclear weapons states should adhere to CTBT: Gharib Abadi

کاظم غریب آبادی معاون ستاد حقوق بشر

Tehran (ISNA) - Iranian ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Kazem Gharib Abadi said that complete fulfillment of Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) depends on the commitment of countries with nuclear weapons to its content.

Iranian ambassador to IAEA attended the 35th Meeting of Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization.

Gharib Abadi who is also Iranian permanent representative to the international organizations based in Vienna, defended the Treaty’s goals, repeating Iran’s principled position on necessity of dismantling nuclear weapons.

“If the objectives of the Treaty are to be fully realized, it is necessary that all signers of the treaty especially states with nuclear weapons have permanent commitment to dismantling nuclear weapons.” Gharib abadi said. “In this regard, we believe that states with nuclear weapons, have a special responsibility to the mandatory fulfillment of the Treaty and we want this group of countries to completely adhere to the content of CTBT”.

Appreciating the educational activities and capacity building by IAEA Secretariat, Gharib abadi underlined the necessity of balance in budget and human resources allocation for all different parts of the verification regimes and improvement of capacity building specially in developing countries.

He suggested that content of the training courses also be made available online so that more experts from the signatory governments could benefit from the training.

The 35th meeting of preliminary commission on Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty is being held in attendance of the representatives of signatory states from November 25 to 27 in Vienna.

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