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2021-October-16  01:45

Iran Criticizes IAEA's Silence on Israel's Nuke Program

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Vienna-based International Organizations Kazzem Qaribabadi strongly criticized the silence by the International Atomic Energy Agency on the Israeli regime’s nuclear warheads, and said that such approach would send a negative message to the world.

"What is the advantage of being both a NPT member and fully implementing the Agency's safeguards?" Qaribabadi tweeted.

“How could one see the IAEA as a serious, professional and impartial partner when it does not pursue evenly and justly the implementation of its safeguards regime for all its members?” the Iranian ambassador argued.

He then warned that silence and negligence about Israel's nuclear program sends a negative message to the NPT members and that is "being a member equals accepting the robust verifications, while being outside the Treaty means to be free from any obligation and criticism, and even be rewarded”?!”

Qaribabadi's remarks came in reaction to an interview of IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi where he had said that the reason why the UN nuclear watchdog talks a lot about Iran but never speaks about Israel was that the Israeli regime wasn’t a member of the NPT.

In relevant remarks on Wednesday, Iranian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi in a letter to the UN Security Council warned of Israel’s growing threats against Iran, reiterating that the threats should be condemned as a violation of international laws.

Takht Ravanchi in the letter submitted to the current president of the Security Council on Wednesday cautioned of a sharp increase in Israeli threats against the country, warning against any “miscalculation” or “military adventurism” on the part of the regime against the Islamic Republic, including its nuclear program.

He also warned that the frequency and severity of the regime’s provocative and adventurous threats had steadily increased over the past months and reached an alarming level.

Such blatant systematic threats against one of the founding members of the United Nations are a gross violation of international law, in particular Article 2 (4) of the United Nations Charter, Takht Ravanchi added.

As a case in point, the diplomat referred the recent comments by Israeli Military Chief Aviv Kochavi who said earlier this month that the regime was in constant preparations for an attack on the Iranian nuclear program.

Kochav had said that “the operational plans against Iran’s nuclear program will continue to evolve and improve,” and that “operations to destroy Iranian capabilities will continue, in any arena and at any time”.

The fact that the Tel Aviv regime continues to try to “destroy Iran’s capabilities” proves without any doubt that it had been responsible for terrorist attacks against Iran’s peaceful nuclear program in the past, Takht Ravanchi said.

Given the ominous history of the Israeli regime’s destabilizing practices in the region and its covert operations against Iran’s nuclear program, it is necessary to counter the regime and stop all its threats and disruptive behavior, the diplomat added.