Sep 22, 2018, 11:19 AM
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No specific country on UNSC upcoming meeting agenda

New York, Sept 22, IRNA – Despite Trump's earlier claims that the main focus of the September 26th United Nations Security Council meeting would be the issue of Iran, members of the global body say on the agenda of the meeting is non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.

'I will chair the United Nations Security Council meeting on Iran next week,' US President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday.

But permanent representatives of different countries to the United Nations have expressed surprise over Trump's tweet, saying no specific country is on the agenda.

When it comes to Iran, President Trump goes to extremes, they said.

Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, Dmitry Polyansky, said it is not true that the meeting will be on Iran and that the topic of the meeting will be non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

On a Thursday press conference, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, said the United Nations Security Council meeting will be a regular meeting in which only member states can attend.

Guterres said his position on Iran nuclear deal has not changed and that he believes the agreement is a positive step towards non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.

Wu Haitao, Head of the Chinese delegation to the United Nations also said to the best of his knowledge, the subject of the meeting has not changed and the member states will discuss non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

In the same vein, the Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations, Olof Skoog, stressed that the topic of the meeting has not changed.

Daryl Kimball, Executive Director of the Arms Control Association, also said President Trump should be informed the Security Council meeting will address the issue of non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Iran's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Gholamali Khoshroo, also said the meeting will be about non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and that no country's name has been mentioned.

Khoshroo went on to say Iran continues to adhere to the 2015 nuclear accord and that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is regularly inspecting Iran's nuclear activities and it has repeatedly confirmed the country's commitment to the nuclear deal, officially known as the Join Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

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