Sep 16, 2021 07:01 UTC
  • World turning blind eye to Israel's nuclear activities for more than five decades: Iran

Iran has slammed the UN nuclear agency’s deliberate silence regarding Israel’s nuclear arsenals, which are replete with atomic bombs, saying the world has been turning a blind eye to the Tel Aviv regime’s nuclear work for more than five decades.

According to Press TV, Kazem Gharibabdi, Iran’s ambassador to the Vienna-based international organizations, made the remarks on Wednesday in an address to the quarterly meeting of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

“The international community and the IAEA have been blind over the [Israeli] regime’s nuclear activities for over five decades, having no supervision over them,” Gharibabadi said.

The senior Iranian diplomat made the comments in response to allegations by the Zionist entity’s ambassador to the US and the UN, Gilad Erdan, that the IAEA has been blind about Iran’s nuclear activities during the past seven months.

That the accusation is made by the representative of a regime that is not a member of any international treaties on disarmament and non-proliferation is quite ridiculous, Gharibabadi said.

Addressing the board of governors, Gharibabadi emphasized that any accusation that Iran has blocked the IAEA’s access to monitor its nuclear activities is an attempt to deceive public opinion.

The illegal Zionist entity, which has refused to allow inspections of its nuclear facilities or sign the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, pursues a policy of deliberate ambiguity about its nuclear weapons. The regime is estimated to have 200 to 400 nuclear warheads in its arsenal.