US, Britain, France violating nuclear treaty: Iran

May 6th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS  

Tehran, May 6 (IANS) Iran has said that the US, Britain and France have been violating the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) by facilitating Israel’s nuclear weapons programme.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammad-Ali Hosseini said Monday that the three countries have been helping Israel with its nuclear programme, MehrNews reported Wednesday.

“The non-compliance of nuclear weapon states with their obligations of nuclear disarmament, as stipulated in the NPT, is threatening international peace and security,” he added.

“There is a legitimate question among non-nuclear weapon states that what they have achieved through joining this treaty,” Hosseini said.

The minister was speaking at the Third Session of the Preparatory Committee of the 2010 NPT Review Conference, which opened in New York May 4 and runs till May 15.

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