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Tenth UN General Assembly Special Session final document calls for the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East

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The final document called on all states in the region, pending successful negotiations establishing a NWFZ, to declare that they would not acquire, produce or possess nuclear weapons and place all their nuclear activities under IAEA safeguards. It added that consideration should be given to a UN Security Council role in advancing the idea of NWFZ in the Middle East.

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Fereydoun Hoveyda (Iran), Vice-Chairman of The Preparatory Committee for the Special Session of the General Assembly Devoted to Disarmament. January 24, 1978.