Iran slams Obama nuclear conference
Iran's envoy to the UN nuclear watchdog slammed the US nuclear summit opening on Monday, saying any decision taken at the conference is not binding on nations absent from the event. Ali Asghar Soltanieh also accused Washington of being the "real" threat to global peace given its large nuclear arsenal.
"The outcome of the Washington conference is already known. Any decision taken at the meeting is not binding on those countries who are not represented at the conference," Soltanieh told ISNA news agency.
US President Barack Obama is opening the nuclear security summit which is being attended by leaders of 46 other countries. Iran is not represented at the conference.
Soltanieh said it was Washington that was "the real threat to international security with its nuclear weapons." "The new US (nuclear) policy proves Islamic Republic of Iran's argument that the US is not committed to any global rules and regulations," he said.