No nuclear discrimination, Krishna tells UN

No nuclear discrimination, Krishna tells UN
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First Published: Sun, Sep 27 2009. 05 27 PM IST
Updated: Sun, Sep 27 2009. 05 27 PM IST
United Nations: India on Sunday said it supports a world free of nuclear weapons, but maintained that any international accord to achieve this goal cannot be discriminatory.
“The international order cannot be discriminatory. States must fulfil the obligations they have undertaken,” external affairs minister S.M. Krishna said at the opening session of the UN General Assembly.
“India attaches the highest priority to the goal of nuclear disarmament and has an impeccable non proliferation record,” he said.
Krishna also restated India’s proposal in the Rajiv Gandhi Action Plan, which calls for elimination of all nuclear weapons within a specified time frame.
“We remained committed to a voluntary, unilateral moratorium on nuclear testing,” he noted.
Krishna’s statement came in the wake of an UNSC resolution seeking all non-NPT signatories to join the treaty.
In his address to the world body, Krishna underlined India’s position on a variety of issues, including regional peace, reform of the UN and climate change.
He said India is committed to resolve all outstanding issues with Pakistan through peaceful dialogue.
“India is committed to establishing good neighbourly relations and resolving all outstanding issues with Pakistan through peaceful dialogue,” Krishna said.
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First Published: Sun, Sep 27 2009. 05 27 PM IST