Iran urges UN to condemn Israel's 'nuclear weapons'

Iranian ambassador to the UN says Israel should stop ignoring international demands that it join non-proliferation treaty.

October 27, 2010 11:59
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President Barack Obama, and participants of the Nu

Nuclear Security Summit. (photo credit: AP)


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Iranian Ambassador to the UN Mohammad Khazaei urged the UN Security Council (UNSC) to address international demands that Israel be condemned for its "nuclear weapons," reported Iranian PressTV on Wednesday.

"Adoption of a resolution at the committees of the UN General Assembly in condemnation of nuclear weapons of the Zionist regime shows the international community's call that the Security Council should pay heed to it," Iranian IRIB news website quoted Khazaei as saying on Wednesday, according to PressTV.

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"Officials of the Zionist regime are not committed to any international regulations. This has led to an international consensus against measures of the regime," the Khazaei added.

The ambassador also commented on "US unilateral support for Israel," saying that the adoption of the resolution by the UN was a "serious alarm" to Israel and its allies to stop ignoring "world public opinion."

The international community reached an agreement in May to pressure Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), according to PressTV.

A statement put out by the 189 NPT signatories reportedly stressed, "the importance of Israel's accession to the treaty and the placement of all its nuclear facilities under comprehensive IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) safeguards."

Despite being a signatory to the agreement, the United States has criticied mentioning Israel in the statement.

"We strongly oppose efforts to single out Israel and will oppose actions that jeopardize Israel's national security," PressTV quoted US President Barack Obama as saying in May. 

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