Iranian FM: Israel Getting Caught in Internal Crises
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said that the Zionist regime is stuck in multi-layered internal crises and no one takes the threats by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seriously.
The Iranian minister’s remarks came after Netanyahu called for a “credible nuclear threat” against Tehran in an address to the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
The Israeli premier’s office later clarified that he misread the line and meant to say a “credible military threat", but Amir Abdollahian stressed that that Tel Aviv is only capable of issuing threats but not acting upon them.
The top diplomat stressed no one takes Netanyahu’s baseless anti-Iran accusations and threats seriously as the occupying regime is in its “weakest state” amid internal crises.
“Firstly, Netanyahu and the fake Israeli regime are only capable of making threats against the Islamic Republic. That is, if they were able to do something, they would not resort to such rhetoric. Today, they (the Israelis) are grappling with multi-layered crises inside the occupied territories,” he underlined.
“Secondly, the prime minister of a fake and occupying regime uses the language of threats from the UN podium disrespecting the world body rules; a fact that shows the Zionist regime is taking advantage of international tools,” the minister underscored.
The senior diplomat also noted that some officials from different countries, who had attended the General Assembly meeting, referred to Netanyahu’s behavior as a joke.
“The Zionists, who are themselves in possession of hundreds of nuclear warheads, brazenly continue their threatening programs,” he added.
“But basically, the fake Israeli regime is not in a position where people take its words and threats seriously. The Zionists are today in their weakest state,” Amir Abdollahian stressed.
Israel, which pursues a policy of deliberate ambiguity about its nuclear weapons, is estimated to have 200 to 400 nuclear warheads in its arsenal, making it the Middle East's sole possessor of non-conventional arms.
Israel, which pursues a policy of deliberate ambiguity about its nuclear weapons, is estimated to possess 200 to 400 nuclear warheads in its arsenal, making it the sole possessor of non-conventional arms in West Asia. The illegitimate entity has, however, refused to either allow inspections of its military nuclear facilities or sign the NPT. The Zionist regime has assassinated at least seven Iranian nuclear scientists and conducted a series of sabotage operations against the Islamic Republic’s nuclear facilities.
Tehran has repeatedly stressed the necessity for countries which possess atomic weapons to take practical steps towards disarmament. Iran has also proposed the creation of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East.
Iran has deplored the Israeli regime's clandestine nuclear program as a real threat to the Middle East region.
Tehran has repeatedly declared that its nuclear program remains purely peaceful as always and that the Islamic Republic had no intention of developing nuclear weapons as a matter of an Islamic and state principal.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei issued an official fatwa (religious decree) clearly establishing that any form of acquisition, development, and use of nuclear weapons violate Islamic principles and are therefore forbidden.
Iran has proved the peaceful nature of its nuclear program to the world by signing the 2015 nuclear deal with six world powers. However, Washington’s exit in May 2018 and its subsequent re-imposition of sanctions against Tehran left the future of the agreement in limbo.