With two days ahead of scheduled talks between Iran and the major world powers, Tehran urges nuclear-weapon-states to fulfill their disarmament obligations.
"Iran calls on countries that possess nuclear weapons to remain committed to their undertakings on disarmament in the world," Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said in a meeting with Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt in New York on Monday.
Referring to the upcoming meeting between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council -- Russia, China, Britain, France and the US -- plus Germany (P5+1), Mottaki urged the West to adopt a positive and active approach.
After Iran presented its new package of proposals to the six major powers, the two sides agreed to hold wide-ranging discussions on global issues as well as Iran's rifts with some Western countries on October 1.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran proved its positive approach to negotiations by presenting its latest package of proposals," Mottaki told Bildt, whose country holds the EU's rotating presidency.
"We hope will hold constructive talks based on mutual respect and collective obligations," he said.
Mottaki reiterated that Iran would never give up its legitimate rights on use of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes amid persistent pressure from Western interests and baseless accusations of a military agenda.
Iran enters the Geneva-hosted talks having said that major powers particularly the US, Britain and France have breached international regulations and continue to deceive the world nations by violating the Non-Proliferation Treaty articles in the last 40 years.