Ahmadinejad's tale ved NPT-konferencen

ODENSE (04.05.2010): Den iranske ambassade i København kritiserer mig for at være alt for kritisk overfor det officielle Irans synspunkter. Så for at balancere tingene en smule, sætter jeg de følgende uddrag af præsident Mahmoud Ahmadinejads tale ved åbningen af NPT-Konferencen i Teheran for nylig, som de er blevet sendt til mig fra den iranske ambassade.

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The Iranian Embassy in Copenhagen has criticized me for being too critical towards the Iranian official views. So to balance things a little, I publish the following excerpts from the speech by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the opening session of the 2010 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), send to me by the Embassy.

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… Regrettably, because of the behavior of a few governments the threat of nuclear bombs continues to cast a shadow on the entire globe, where no one can feel safe. Some governments in their strategies introduce nuclear bombs an element of stability and security, a mindset which is based on fallacy and misleading argument.

Nuclear bomb, even if produced and stockpiled on the pretext of deterrence is a dangerous act and a false strategy which runs against the main course of security. It threatens, in the first place, those who produce and stockpile such weapons.

Nuclear bomb is a destructive weapon that destroys all living creations including human beings, animals and plant species. Look at the disastrous consequences of atomic explosions in Hiroshima and the use of depleted nuclear bombs in south Iraq. Nuclear arms are, therefore, a fire against humanity rather than a weapon for defense or offence. Possession of nuclear weapons is not something to be proud of; rather it is ugly and ignominious. More ignominious is the threat to use such weapons, the specter and ramifications of which are in no way comparable with any crime committed in history.

Those who exploded atomic bombs killed hundreds of thousands of people and leveled to the ground two cities, are regarded as the most hated human beings in the history.
The objectives of disarmament and non-proliferation have not been realized, and the International Atomic Energy Agency has been unable to fulfill its responsibilities. Over the past forty years some governments, including the occupation Zionist regime have been equipped with nuclear weapons.

What is real reason behind all this?

In my opinion we should find the reasons in the policies of a number of arrogant and ambitious powers as well as in the inefficiency of NPT and its imbalanced provisions, and hence, I wish to highlight some of these reasons.

1. Feeling of superiority
unfortunately, some governments, by relying on the outdated theory of survival, find military power and means of superiority to suppress other nations, a policy that has disseminate the seeds of hate and hostility, and instigated arms race in international relations.

2. The production and use of nuclear weapons
The first atomic bomb was made and used by the United States. This inhuman act apparently gave the upper hand to the UnitedState and its allies in the World II, however it turned to be a main contributor of nuclear arms development by others.

3. Nuclear weapons as a means of deterrence
This policy is the main factor behind the mounting arms race, because deterrence requires having the edge and the head both in quality and quantity of weapons, which itself has led to a continual devastating nuclear race.

4. The threat in international relations to use Nuclear Weapons
Regrettably, the government of the United States has not only used nuclear weapons, but also continues to officially threaten some countries including Iran with such weapons. Meanwhile, the Zionist regime continually threatens Middle East countries. This is a flagrant violation of the UN Charter and NPT provisions.

5. Unilateral use of the Security Council and the IAEA
Nuclear weapons states enjoy exclusive rights and privileges at the highest international decision-making body and in the IAEA. They widely use these platforms unilaterally against the spirit of NPT and the non-nuclear states. These unacceptable and unfair practices have turned into a continued process because of being repeated over years.
None of the non-nuclear states has ever been able to enjoy its inalienable and legal rights for the peaceful use of nuclear energy without facing pressures or threats. This happens while, despite the article 6 of the statute, there is not a single report of inspections by the IAEA experts on the nuclear facilities of the United States and its allies, and there is no written plan for their disarmament. Whilst, under the pressures of these governments and on various excuses, a number of resolutions have been issued against non-nuclear weapon states, to deny them of their legal rights in defiance of NPT provisions.

6. Enforcement of multi-standard criteria
While the Zionist regime has stockpiled hundreds of nuclear warheads, instigated a number of full-fledged wars, and continues to militarily threaten and terrorize countries of the region, it enjoys the full supported of the United States and of its allies to develop its nuclear weapons program. However, the same governments impose heaviest pressures and psychological warfare upon the member countries on the false pretext of probable diversions of their peaceful activities without giving any substantiated evidence.

7. Taking Nuclear Energy Tantamount to Nuclear Weapons
It is clearly evident to all that nuclear energy is the most clean and cheapest sources of energy. Climatic changes and environmental pollutions arising from fossil fuel consumption which is also non-renewable, underline the need for the use of nuclear energy. Although NPT has been entrusted to fulfill three major goals of non-proliferation, including disarmament, access of all members to nuclear technology, and peaceful use of nuclear energy, the applicant countries face the most difficult conditions reflected in the adoption of safeguards and mechanisms. On the contrary, no effective tool has been introduced to address the potential risk of nuclear weapons, which is viewed as the most crucial mission of the IAEA. The Agency has been putting most pressures on non-nuclear states whilst nuclear states continue to enjoy full immunity and exclusive rights.
However, the question is whether granting extraordinary authority in the IAEA to the nuclear states to address the important issue of disarmament is the right approach. This policy that has been pursued for over forty years only produced the opposite results. It is a simplistic and illogical thinking to expect the nuclear states to take any effective voluntary initiative towards disarmament and non-proliferation, because they consider nuclear arms a factor of superiority.

An Iranian saying reads: A knife never cuts its handle.
Expecting the greatest manufacturers of the nuclear weapons to monitor the disarmament process is illogical. To realize the humanitarian goal of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, and useful use of nuclear energy, I offer the following proposals:
1. Modification and completion of NPT
The treaty much be changed to D.N.P.T (Disarmament, Non-proliferation Treaty) and disarmament must be within the preview of its missions through clear, binding, and effective mechanisms along with solid international guarantees.

2. Formation of an independent international group to be entrusted with full authority by the General Assembly with the adoption of the operational procedures of the Article 6 of the NPT, and planning and full inspection on the nuclear disarmament and non proliferation.
3. Introduction of legally-binding comprehensive security guarantees, without discrimination or condition until the achievement of a complete nuclear disarmament on the part of nuclear weapon states.
4. Immediate cessation of all types of research, development or improvement of nuclear weapons and related facilities, and introduction of a plan to ensure independent and effective monitoring of non-nuclear weapon states.
5. Adoption of a legally binding instruction on the full prohibition of the production, development, stockpiling, and proliferation of nuclear arms.
6. Suspension of membership from the IAEA and the Board of Governors of countries that resort to the use or threaten to use nuclear weapons.
7. Cessation of nuclear cooperation with non-member countries, and adoption of punitive measures against all countries that continue their cooperation with non-members.
8. Any threat to attack or use of nuclear weapons, or attacks on nuclear facilities must be regarded as an act jeopardizing international peace and security, urging rapid reaction of the United Nations and NPT members to suspend cooperation with the country that threatened or committed the military action.
9. Immediate and unconditional implementation of the resolution at the 1995 meeting for establishment of nuclear free zone in the Middle East.
10. Dismantling of nuclear weapons from the military bases of the United States and its allies in other countries including in Germany, Italy and Japan.
11. Collective efforts to reform the structure of the Security Council
The current structure of Security Council is absolutely unfair and inefficient. Changing the structure of the Council and completion of NPT are inextricably tied to each other towards the accomplishment of the goals of the IAEA.

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