un hq.jpgIran and Egypt are set to fight for the right of developing states to nuclear technology and energy at the Non-Proliferation Treaty conference to be held at the UN Headquarters in New York from the 2nd to the 28th of May.

President Mahmud Ahmadinejad is expected to take a defiant stand against the United States and its Western allies on the proposed sanctions against Tehran, on the subject of nuclear enrichment while turning a blind eye towards Israel’s nuclear capability.

The 189 signatories of the landmark 1970 Arms Control Treaty which is intended to stop the spread of nuclear weapons, gather every five years to assess compliance with the pact and progress made toward achieving its goals.

Israel will not attend the meeting as it neither confirms nor denies having a nuclear arsenal despite widely held assertions that it has one.

The last NPT review conference was held in 2005.