Tytti Erästö and Sven-Eric Fikenscher May 18, 2013 07:58
Commentary: Iran’s participation would increase confidence in its nuclear intentions.
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (L) during the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference in 2010. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
The PrepCom meeting just concluded in Geneva predictably ended in failure to lay the ground for the 2015 Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference. The core reason was the inability to convene a meeting in Helsinki last December on the establishment of a Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone (WMDFZ) in the Middle East.