Nuke order cannot be discriminatory: Krishna to UN

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SM Krishna
United Nations, Sep 27: External Affairs Minister on Sunday, Sep 27 said India supports a world free of nuclear weapons, but maintained that any international accord to achieve this goal cannot be discriminatory.

Speaking at the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly here, SM Krishna said, "The international order cannot be discriminatory. States must fulfil the obligations they have undertaken."

He said, "India attaches the highest priority to the goal of nuclear disarmament and has an impeccable non proliferation record."

Krishna also restated India's proposal in the Rajiv Gandhi Action Plan, which calls for elimination of all nuclear weapons within a specified time frame.

"We remained committed to a voluntary, unilateral moratorium on nuclear testing," he noted.

Krishna's statement came in the wake of an UNSC resolution seeking all non NPT signatories to join the treaty.

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