(AFP) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday insisted his country wants a “nuclear-free world,” days after Tehran’s leadership cast doubt on an outline deal to curb its nuclear programme.
Zarif made the comment during a visit to ex-Soviet Kazakhstan as he praised the Central Asian nation for giving up its nuclear weapons after the collapse of the USSR.
“Kazakhstan is an important player in this field, as a country firmly committed to a non-proliferation regime and which voluntarily refused nuclear weapons,” Zarif said in a meeting with the head of Kazahstan’s Senate.
“We all want a nuclear-free world”…
Sure you do. You want honest countries like the US to give up their nukes while you proceed in secret. And most of all, you want Israel without them.
We have already seen decades of such deception by the former USSR. “We want peace” means we want you to not threaten us whilst we go about our usual business.