Selin ATAY-TDO- Es’haq Al-e Habib, the Iranian deputy ambassador to the UN, said that the international community must force Tel Aviv to join the NPT (Non-Proliferation Treaty).
Al-e Habib also called for international pressure to allow the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to access its nuclear facilities considering the Israeli regime's destructive role in the region.
Israel pursues a policy of deliberate ambiguity about its nuclear weapons and Israeli regime has refused to allow inspections of its military nuclear facilities as well as sign the NPT.
Deputy representative of the Iran the UN stressed that the destructive role of the U.S. and Israel has prevented the realization of a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Free Zone in the Middle East.
Al-e Habib slammed the Washington’s negative role in preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons in the region, by highlighting the number of nuclear test that the U.S. carried out. He said with 1,054 nuclear tests, the U.S. has had the highest number of such tests in comparison to other countries.
Referring to the Washington as the possessor of the world's largest nuclear arsenal and the only country to have used nuclear weapons, Al-e Habib said the U.S. not only has no intention to end testing nuclear weapons and join the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) but also continues to modernize and empower its nuclear arsenal.
Al-e Habib stressed the importance of nuclear disarmament, and said it must remain at the top of the international community's agenda. He said nuclear test must be stopped because it contradicts with the soul of CTBT and commitment to nuclear disarmament as per the Article VI of the NPT.