Israeli Nukes Threaten World Peace

Israeli Nukes Threaten World Peace
Israeli Nukes Threaten World Peace

Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency said Israel’s nuclear weapons program is a real threat to international peace and security.

Reza Najafi made the statement in an address to an IAEA Board of Governors meeting in Vienna on Wednesday in reference to a recent revelation by former US secretary of state, Colin Powell, that Israel has 200 nuclear warheads, Press TV reported.

He stressed that Israel’s procession of nuclear weapons is extremely worrying for the international community, because the regime has neither joined the international conventions banning weapons of mass destruction nor granted IAEA inspectors access to its secret nuclear facilities.

Powell’s revelation came last week in the form of a leaked 2015 email, in which he discussed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s warnings about a nuclear deal between Iran and major powers.

Najafi also lamented that despite Tehran’s full commitment to the July 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers, the western countries, which are party to the deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, have not demonstrated a “satisfactory” commitment.