Iran

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has not yet joined the TPNW

Summary

Iran has not yet signed or ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

 

National position

Iran has promoted universal adherence to the treaty, including by consistently voting in favour of an annual UN General Assembly resolution since 2018 that calls upon all states to sign, ratify, or accede to the treaty “at the earliest possible date”.

In a statement to the United Nations in September 2017, the minister for foreign affairs of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said that Iran supports the “overall objective” of the treaty and believes “that it will reinforce the nuclear disarmament regime”.

 

Treaty negotiations

Iran participated in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and was among 122 states that voted in favour of its adoption.

In its opening statement to the negotiating conference, Iran expressed hope that the treaty-making process would “lay a new foundation” for the abolition of nuclear weapons and “mark a turning point in the history of nuclear weapons”.

In 2016, Iran voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolution that established the formal mandate for states to commence negotiations on “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”.

A member of the Iranian delegation converses during the treaty negotiations at the United Nations in New York in June 2017. Photo: ICAN

 

Before the negotiations

Iran was among 127 states that endorsed a “humanitarian pledge” in 2015–16 to cooperate “in efforts to stigmatise, prohibit, and eliminate nuclear weapons”. The pledge was instrumental in building momentum and support for convening the negotiations.

Nuclear-weapon-free state

Has not yet joined the TPNW

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Summary

Iran has not yet signed or ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

 

National position

Iran has promoted universal adherence to the treaty, including by consistently voting in favour of an annual UN General Assembly resolution since 2018 that calls upon all states to sign, ratify, or accede to the treaty “at the earliest possible date”.

In a statement to the United Nations in September 2017, the minister for foreign affairs of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said that Iran supports the “overall objective” of the treaty and believes “that it will reinforce the nuclear disarmament regime”.

 

Treaty negotiations

Iran participated in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and was among 122 states that voted in favour of its adoption.

In its opening statement to the negotiating conference, Iran expressed hope that the treaty-making process would “lay a new foundation” for the abolition of nuclear weapons and “mark a turning point in the history of nuclear weapons”.

In 2016, Iran voted in favour of the UN General Assembly resolution that established the formal mandate for states to commence negotiations on “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”.

A member of the Iranian delegation converses during the treaty negotiations at the United Nations in New York in June 2017. Photo: ICAN

 

Before the negotiations

Iran was among 127 states that endorsed a “humanitarian pledge” in 2015–16 to cooperate “in efforts to stigmatise, prohibit, and eliminate nuclear weapons”. The pledge was instrumental in building momentum and support for convening the negotiations.

[PARTNERS]

Comité des Iraniens contre la Guerre 

PSR Iran

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Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran 

Tehran Peace Museum 

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The House of Eternal Culture (HEC)

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