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17:38 | 2012-10-01


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Commander: UN Members Demanding Inspection of Israel's N. Facilities

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said Israel's nuclear arsenal has turned into a major source threat to international peace and security and many UN member states are now demanding an immediate inspection of Israel's atomic facilities due to the same concern.

The Iranian commander said that even many members of the United Nations have expressed their worry about this regime's nuclear activities and have called officials in charge for checking Israel's nuclear facilities as soon as possible.

Israel is believed to be the sole possessor of nuclear arms in the Middle East with over 200 ready-to-launch warheads in its stockpile.

During the last three decades, the Islamic Republic of Iran has seized every opportunity to make the international bodies aware of the threat posed by the Zionist regime's nuclear weapons to the world community.

In the 56th annual meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Iran's Residing Representative to IAEA Ali Asqar Soltaniyeh lashed out at the UN Security Council for its inaction vis-à-vis the nuclear activities of the Israeli regime.

Iran, a Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) signatory, has also called for the removal of all weapons of mass destruction from across the globe.

In pursuit of global nuclear disarmament, Tehran held a conference on nuclear disarmament on April 18-19, 2010 with officials from different world countries in attendance. During the two-day conference, world officials and politicians put their heads together to address issues and concerns in connection with nuclear disarmament.

Despite Iran's compliance with the NPT, Washington and its Western allies accuse the country of trying to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian nuclear program, while they have never presented any corroborative evidence to substantiate their allegations. Iran denies the charges and insists that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.

Political observers believe that the United States has remained at loggerheads with Iran mainly over the independent and home-grown nature of Tehran's nuclear technology, which gives the Islamic Republic the potential to turn into a world power and a role model for the other third-world countries. Washington has laid much pressure on Iran to make it give up the most sensitive and advanced part of the technology, which is uranium enrichment, a process used for producing nuclear fuel for power plant.