|Iranian ambassador criticizes postponement of Mideast nuclear talks||
TEHRAN – During an extraordinary meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement in Vienna on Wednesday the Iranian ambassador to the international organizations based in the Austrian capital criticized the U.S. decision to put off talks on the establishment of a Middle East zone free of weapons of mass destruction.
Iran assumed the rotating presidency of NAM for a three-year term on August 30.
Ambassador Ali Asghar Soltanieh said that the Zionist regime opposed the conference because of the fact that it is not a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the United States wanted the conference to be delayed because it is a supporter of Israel.
The U.S. said on November 23 that the conference on creating a zone free of weapons of mass destruction, which was scheduled to be held in mid-December, would not take place and did not make it clear when or whether it would be held. The United States, Britain, and Russia are co-sponsors of the meeting.
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