NAM should discuss change in UNSC: Former IAEA inspector
“The Security Council and its way of veto and its limited number only to the big powers should be changed and I think that will also be one of the points to be addressed at this conference,” Yasri Abu Shadi, also a member of Egypt’s Council for Foreign Affairs told Press TV.
He further added that almost all the states in the world respect the NAM except the “five [nuclear-]weapon states which they should actually reduce their weapons [and] the three or four states which did not sign the (Non-Proliferation Treaty) NPT including Israel.”
“Israel is the only state in the Middle East which did not sign the NPT and none of the countries which are accusing not only Iran but also Iraq, Libya and Syria even Egypt, did not consider any accusation to what Israel is doing,” the Egyptian official argued.
Referring to the presence of a large number of the world’s high-level delegations at the NAM summit in Tehran, Abu Shadi noted that “the presence of such a huge number of states proves that all the pressure upon the states not to attend in Tehran [has] failed.”
More than 100 countries are partaking in the NAM meeting which kicked off at the expert level in Tehran on Sunday.
At the opening ceremony of the NAM expert-level meeting, Iran assumed the rotating presidency of the movement for three years. Egypt’s Ambassador to the United Nations Mootaz Khalil formally handed over the presidency to Iran.
The two-day foreign ministerial meeting of the NAM summit has begun and is currently underway in the Iranian capital.
About The Author
Leave a Comment
You must be logged in to post a comment.