Iran's Ambassador to the IAEA Ali Asghar Soltanieh gestures during a press conference at the 56th annual meeting of the agency at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna on September 17, 2012.
Iran’s Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali Asghar Soltanieh has denounced the UN Security Council’s inaction on nuclear activities of the Israeli regime over the past decades.
Addressing the 56th annual meeting of the UN atomic agency in Vienna on Thursday, Soltanieh said the Israeli regime’s existence is based on occupation, killing, oppression, aggression and threat, IRNA reported.
“The possession of atomic weapons by such a regime will raise international concern by a hundred times,” he added.
Iran’s permanent envoy to the IAEA urged the international community to adopt a measure against the Israeli regime’s nuclear program.
He emphasized that the Israeli regime is the only obstacle in the way of establishing a zone in the Middle East free of nuclear weapons.
Soltanieh stressed the importance of implementing the global demand for Tel Aviv to join the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), saying the Israeli regime’s nuclear facilities should be monitored by the IAEA's comprehensive safeguards.
Israel is a non-signatory to the NPT and continues to defy international calls to join the treaty. The regime, which is widely believed to possess between 200 to 400 nuclear warheads, maintains a policy of deliberate ambiguity over its nuclear work.