Sep 26, 2020 15:22 UTC
  • Israeli stockpiles of nuclear warheads pose biggest threat to peace, security: Iran

Iran says the Israeli regime poses the biggest threat to regional and international peace and security by possessing tens of nuclear warheads in its arsenal.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry, in a series of posts published on its official Twitter page on Saturday and on the occasion of the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, stated that Israel, supported by the United States and armed with tens of nukes, remains the biggest threat to peace and security, and that the regime prevents the West Asia region from turning into a zone free of nuclear weapons.

The ministry then called on the international community to push for a world free from nuclear munitions.

The Israeli regime is not a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and has refused to either confirm or deny the existence of nuclear weapons in its arsenal.

The regime has been invariably blaming Tehran’s nuclear energy program for “diversion” towards military purposes to supposedly rationalize the ceaseless fortification of its military with Washington’s help.

The Tel Aviv regime is believed to have the only nuclear arsenal with 200 warheads in West Asia.

This is while Tehran is an NPT signatory that roundly rejects either development or possession of nuclear arms on religious and humanitarian grounds.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry also described International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons as an opportunity for the international community to re-emphasize on its commitment to nuclear disarmament as a priority.