US left Iran UN speech after ‘wild accusations’
Iran’s president called Monday for the United States to be suspended from the UN atomic watchdog’s executive board over its threats to use nuclear weapons.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, speaking at a review conference of the 1970 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty here, urged “the suspension of members in the board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency which use or threaten to use nuclear weapons.”
“How can the United States be a member of the board of governors when it used nuclear weapons against Japan” and also used depleted uranium weapons in the war against Iraq, he added in a speech that triggered a walkout by delegates from nuclear-armed Britain, France and the United States.
Another AP article notes the White House blasted the speech as “predictable” and filled with “wild accusations.”
“I think rightly our delegation and many others left as a series of wild accusations were made during the speech,” White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told the press.
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(with AFP report)