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Iran Nuclear Program

IRAN DISARMAMENT

Iran says that the use of nuclear weapons is “a crime against humanity” and urged the international community to “react collectively by redoubling its efforts to get rid of the threats posed by such weapons. "Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Ali Akbar Salehi, told the Conference that the Iranian government has no plans to build a nuclear bomb, and that it wants only to develop atomic power stations and other peaceful uses of the technology. He stressed that nuclear energy does not equal nuclear weapons and the right of all states for peaceful nuclear activities should be guaranteed.”


Transcripts / Production notes / Scripts

Ali Akbar Salehi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran:
“It is a matter of serious concern that humankind continues to live under the shadow of possible use of weapons of mass destruction. We believe that the use of these weapons particularly nuclear weapons is a crime against humanity and thus international community should react collectively by redoubling its efforts to get rid of the threats posed by such weapons, once for all."
4. Med shot, delegates
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Ali Akbar Salehi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran:
“At the regional level, the situation in the Middle East is alarming indeed. It stems from the possession of nuclear weapons by the Zionist regime which makes it a serious threat to the stability of the entire region and international peace and security. The constant use of inhumane weapons by this regime against civilians has furthermore intensified the security concerns in the region.”
6. Pan left, from US to UK delegate
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Ali Akbar Salehi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran:
“Nuclear energy is not equating to nuclear weapons and the right of all states for peaceful nuclear activities should be guaranteed. Monopolizing the scientific knowledge and the peaceful nuclear energy is an unrealistic illusion. Suppression, deprivation, intimidation and double standards are the main evils that should be expunged from international relations.”
8. Pan left, Conference on Disarmament

STORYLINE

Dr. Ali Akbar Salehi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran addressed the Conference on Disarmament (CD), at the United Nations in Geneva today (1 March).

Salehi told the Conference that the use of nuclear weapons is “a crime against humanity” and urged the international community to “react collectively by redoubling its efforts to get rid of the threats posed by such weapons."

The Iranian government insists it has no plans to build a nuclear bomb, and that it wants only to develop atomic power stations and other peaceful uses of the technology.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs said that “nuclear energy is not equating to nuclear weapons and the right of all states for peaceful nuclear activities should be guaranteed.” He added that “monopolizing the scientific knowledge and the peaceful nuclear energy is an unrealistic illusion.”

Established in 1979, the 65-member CD focuses on cessation of the nuclear arms race and nuclear disarmament, prevention of nuclear war, and prevention of an arms race in outer space.

It is the single multilateral disarmament negotiating forum of the international community, and succeeded other Geneva-based negotiating fora, such as the Conference of the Committee on Disarmament.

Details

Language: English

Year of Production: 2011

Length: 2 mins

Country: Iran, Islamic Republic of

Directors:

  • Tom Osborne, UNTV

Producers:

  • Mo Sacirbey