Iran says Israel nuke program "threat" to world
TEHRAN, June 7 (Xinhua) -- Iran's ambassador to the UN nuclear watchdog said Thursday that Israel's nuclear program poses threat to the international peace and security.
Reza Najafi said Israel's nuclear capabilities should be put on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) supervision as a real threat to the regional and international peace and security, according to Press TV.
The supervision should continue until Tel Aviv joins the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) unconditionally and all the regime's clandestine nuclear facilities are placed under the UN agency's Safeguards, he said at a IAEA Board of Governors meeting in Vienna on Thursday.
He called for a complete ban on any nuclear cooperation with Israel and transferring of nuclear material and equipment to the country.
Israel has continued the military dimension of its nuclear program through its ignorance of the legitimate demands of the global community, reliance on the support of certain countries and blatant violation of the international law, he added.
Tel Aviv has rejected global calls to join the NPT, refusing to allow international inspectors to observe its controversial nuclear program.