U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons on April 27, 2015 in New York City. Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP
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Iran demanded Monday that countries possessing nuclear weapons scrap any plans to modernize or extend the life of their atomic arsenals, while branding Israel a threat to the region due to its presumed nuclear stockpile.Speaking on behalf of the 120-nation Non-Aligned Movement, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told signatories to the 1970 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty that there should be no limits on the transfer of nuclear technology and know-how to NPT signatories. Non-nuclear weapon states complain that there have been too few steps toward nuclear disarmament.A senior Israeli official dismissed Iran's criticism, adding that no world power has been exerting additional pressure on Israel to alter its nuclear policy.
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