It is a great pleasure to attend the 46th General Conference of the IAEA; and as the representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on election to the presidency of this session. I am confident that, through your guidance and able leadership and with the addition of valuable contributions of the participants, this conference shall enjoy full success in addressing delicate and important issues such as:
- The inalienable right of peaceful use of nuclear energy and the relevant know-how.
- The enhancement of international peace and security by seeking ways and means of freeing the world of weapons of mass destruction.
- The universal application of the comprehensive safeguards regime without prejudice nor discrimination.
- Last but not least, serious and deliberate vigilance visa a vis international nuclear terrorism