Iran says Israel’s nuclear weapons threaten “regional security”

The Iranian ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Friday that Israel‘s nuclear arsenal endangers the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and threatens security in the Middle East, Press TV reported.

“The West’s double standard policies on the nuclear program of the Zionist regime have adverse consequences for NPT and regional security,” Reza Najafi said at a seasonal meeting of the IAEA’s Board of Governors in Vienna, Austria.

Israel’s nuclear program has created serious security concerns for the international community at large, Najafi added.

“The Zionist regime has regrettably continued to advance its nuclear and military program in recent years through disregard of the legitimate demand of the international community, the West’s blind support and the blatant violation of all international rules and regulations,” the Iranian envoy said.

He pointed out that the Non-Aligned Movement member states have repeatedly censured Israel’s military nuclear program and urged the IAEA to seriously and closely follow up on the issue.

According to Najafi, the West must stop any type of cooperation with Israel and the delivery of nuclear substances and equipment to its regime.


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