Islamic Republic of Iran
Practice Relating to Nuclear Weapons
In 1996, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, the Islamic Republic of Iran stated:
The non-aligned members of the newly expanded Conference on Disarmament adopted a programme of action for nuclear disarmament in a time-bound framework. The adoption of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty by an overwhelming majority of Member States – aside from the Treaty’s shortcomings and the manner in which it was adopted – was perceived to be a step towards nuclear disarmament. The establishment of nuclear-weapon-free zones in Africa and South-East Asia, and the consolidation of existing nuclear-weapon-free zones, have also intensified the global move towards creating a world free from nuclear weapons. 
Islamic Republic of Iran, Statement before the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, UN Doc. A/C.1/51/PV.13, 24 October 1996, p. 17.
In 1996, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, the Islamic Republic of Iran stated:
We associate ourselves with the words of support expressed by previous speakers for this particular draft resolution. In the considered view of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Myanmar draft is a timely initiative that addresses in a succinct manner the highest-priority issue on the disarmament agenda, namely nuclear disarmament. Nuclear weapons constitute a serious threat to international peace and security. Their irrelevance has given added momentum and a sense of urgency to the process of their elimination, in the light of the historic advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice in 1996. 
Islamic Republic of Iran, Statement before the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, UN Doc. A/C.1/51/PV.18, 11 November 1996, p. 9.
In 1996, during a debate in the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, the Islamic Republic of Iran stated: “We sympathize with the basic thrust of that draft resolution, entitled ‘Bilateral nuclear arms negotiations and nuclear disarmament’.” 
Islamic Republic of Iran, Statement before the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, UN Doc. A/C.1/51/PV.20, 12 November 1996, p. 6.
In 2002, in an appearance before the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, the permanent representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran stated:
Today, nuclear weapons serve no other purpose than to antagonize, and are, in fact a persistent menace to international peace and security. Nuclear weapons continue to inhibit genuine confidence so essential in reforming international relations and enhancing cooperation. The threats of nuclear arms are thus not removed until and unless such weapons are eradicated and a nuclear weapons free world is established. 
Islamic Republic of Iran, Statement by the permanent representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran before the First Committee of the 57th Session of the UN General Assembly, 4 October 2002.