TEHRAN (Iran News) –In recent years and especially in recent weeks most Western countries have focused on the peaceful nuclear program of the Islamic Republic of Iran and have called Iran’s nuclear program a threat to the peace in the world while they themselves have A-bombs and the Zionist regime which is the main threat to peace and stability in the region has many A-bombs and they are not ready to rein the nuclear power of the Zionist regimeand bringing it under the IAEA and NPT agreement.
On Thursday, Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian criticized the ongoing Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference for refusing to call on the Israeli regime to join the treaty.
The Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the NPT began on August 1 and is slated to wrap up on Friday.
In a phone call with the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday, Amirabdollahian lamented that the NPT conference’s President-designate Gustavo Zlauvinen had, unlike the conference’s previous editions, omitted to press the occupying regime to become a signatory to the treaty.
By leaving out all criticism of the Israeli regime, Zlauvinen had “set all of the previous conferences’ achievements aside,” the Iranian official said, asserting, “[This] is not acceptable by us at all.”
Israel, which pursues a policy of deliberate ambiguity about its nuclear weapons program, is estimated to possess 200 to 400 nuclear warheads in its arsenal, making it the sole possessor of non-conventional arms in the Middle East region.
A senior Iranian diplomat has denounced Israel’s continued refusal to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), stressing that establishing a Middle East region free of nuclear weapons is of utmost importance.
Meanwhile Iran’s ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations, Majid Takht-Ravanchi, made the remarks while speaking to reporters on Friday on the sidelines of the Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons held at the UN headquarters in New York.
“The issue of the Middle East as a region free of nuclear weapons is one of the important discussions… because the Israeli regime, as the only possessor of hundreds of nuclear warheads, is not ready to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and place its nuclear facilities under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency,” he said.
He added that Israel’s refusal to join the NPT comes as some countries are cooperating with the regime and have always supported it.
He emphasized that during the current conference, the Islamic Republic clearly announced that it would not back down from its stance on the importance of a Middle East without any weapons of mass destruction.
“We said that this issue is one of the red lines of the Islamic Republic of Iran and if they want to act honestly and constructively, the literature used in the statements of previous conferences should also be used in this conference in order to move towards a Middle East without nuclear weapons,” the senior Iranian diplomat pointed out.
He noted that Iran seeks to reach a consensus with the participants at the current NPT review conference but it has principles and certain measures must be carried out.
This is not the first time that Iran has urged international bodies to force Israel to join the NPT in order that this fake country’s nuclear problems are monitored.
What has emboldened Tel Aviv to accelerate its nuclear activities, according to observers, is the support that is provided for by the United States and Europe, which are both most critical of Iran’s peaceful nuclear energy program.
Iran has always criticized the double-standard approach of the West regarding its nuclear programs as Takht-Ravanchi in the conference also slammed the U.S. double standards, saying Israel’s accession to the NPT “without precondition and further delay” and the placement of all of its nuclear activities and facilities under the comprehensive IAEA safeguards are “essential in realizing the goal of universal adherence to the Treaty in the Middle East and the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East.”
If the world seeks peace and stability especially in the Middle East or any part of the world, it should take action against the Zionist regime’s militarism and nuclear program rather than putting pressures on countries like Iran over their peaceful nuclear programs.
As long as the world and especially the West does not rein the Zionists, the threat of military nuclear activities will remain because countries believe they need some deterrent weapons to fight the Zionists or any country having A-bombs.
So Israel and its A-bombs is an encouraging factor for other countries to look for having A-bombs or having nuclear program and it can worsen the condition in the region.
The Islamic Republic of Iran has always reiterated that having A-bomb is not in its doctrine because the Supreme Leader has called haram and Tehran will not seek A-bombs but the West and mainly the Zionists are trying hard to show the world that Tehran is after having A-bomb while it is not true and it is just a pretext to put pressures on Tehran.
But once for all, the world should know that Tehran is not a threat but it is Israel which is a threat for the world peace and stability and its nuclear activities and atrocities should be dealt properly.