[R-G] Nuclear Disarmament Will Usher in Era of Tranquility: Ahmadinejad
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Date : Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Nuclear disarmament will usher in era of tranquility: Ahmadinejad
Tehran Times Political Desk
TEHRAN -- In a letter to a Japanese newspaper, Iranian President
Mahmud Ahmadinejad has called for the formation of a committee tasked
with disarming those nuclear powers that have an evil record as part
of the efforts to establish trust and calm in the world.
"It seems that if certain powers obey the law and if an independent
committee for disarming those nuclear-armed powers which have a record
of evil is formed… we can re-establish tranquility and confidence in
In a reference to the U.S. atomic attacks on the Japanese cities of
Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II, Ahmadinejad said
those who killed hundreds of thousands of people in Japan and "today
have even filled their depots with third and fourth generation nuclear
weapons cannot and should not be plaintiffs."
In the letter to Yomiuri Shimbun, entitled "Spirituality, Justice and
Kindness", which was published on Tuesday, Ahmadinejad stated that the
era of the major powers' unilateral domination of the world has come
to an end.
The letter coincided with the annual G8 summit, which began Monday on
the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, drawing leaders including
U.S. President George W. Bush and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
"They (the G8 leaders) may imagine that they can maintain the orderly
establishment and get rid of their own problems without paying
attention to others' benefit or dignity," AFP quoted Ahmadinejad as
saying in the letter.
"But such an attitude has ended in failure again and again and it's as
if they were walking faster on the road to an abrupt cliff,"
All countries know the end of the single superpower world, dominated
by the United States, is drawing near, the Iranian president stated.
"If they are worried about (the future) of human beings, they have to
accept the change and correct themselves," he added.
In the letter, he rejected the calls for Iran to suspend uranium
enrichment as a precondition for talks with the world powers.
"We are not going to accept any illegitimate demand," he wrote
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