Ahmadinejad to give opening speech at Iran nuke summit
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will give the opening speech at a weekend nuclear disarmament conference to be attended by 24 foreign and deputy foreign ministers, official media reported.
"Ahmadinejad is due to give the opening address at the conference," which has as its theme "Nuclear Energy For All, Nuclear Weapons For No-one," state news agency IRNA said yesterday.
Fourteen foreign ministers and 10 deputy ministers, as well as representatives from regional and international organisations were expected to participate in the two-day gathering.
The names of the countries represented were not given in the report, but European officials are not likely to attend.
Iran criticised the 47-nation nuclear disarmament summit hosted in Washington earlier this week by US President Barack Obama, on the grounds the United States holds one of the world's largest stocks of nuclear weapons.