Israel a Threat to Int'l Security

Israel a Threat to Int'l Security  Israel a Threat to Int'l Security

In a letter to the United Nations on Tuesday, the ambassador to the world body strongly denounced the recent remarks by Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, who threatened that Israel may consider carrying out a nuclear attack against Iran.

Gholamali Khoshroo said Yaalon's remarks that Tel Aviv might drop a nuclear bomb on Iran exposes the regime's possession of nuclear weapons, IRNA reported.

"These remarks amount to the (Israeli) regime's unwitting admission of possessing nukes," he said in the letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, and Raimonda Murmokaite, the rotating president of the UN Security Council (UNSC).

Speaking at a conference earlier this month, Yaalon, in response to a question about Iran, said Israel might take certain steps in certain cases like what the US did in "Nagasaki and Hiroshima, causing at the end the fatalities of 200,000."

The Israeli official also said Tel Aviv would attack entire civilian neighborhoods during any future assault on Gaza or Lebanon.

The Israeli official ruthlessly underestimates the loss of lives in the nuclear attack on the two Japanese cities and openly talks about using nuclear weapons against Iran, the ambassador said, adding that Yaalon's explicit threat further reveals the aggressive nature of the regime.

The diplomat also said in the letter that Yaalon's remarks pose a challenge to international peace and security, calling on the UN Security Council to condemn these "irresponsible remarks" and such an "explicit threat" of using a nuclear bomb against Iran.

"Such remarks pose a challenge to the most basic principles of the law of armed conflicts and international humanitarian rights and undermine world peace and security."

Israel has neither confirmed nor denied the widespread assumption that it controls the Middle East's only nuclear arsenal, refusing to allow its nuclear facilities to come under international regulatory inspections.