Israel implicitly admits having nukes: Iran’s UN envoy

A recent suggestion by the Israeli minister of military affairs that Tel Aviv might drop a nuclear bomb on Iran exposes the regime’s possession of nuclear weapons, says the Iranian ambassador to the UN.

“These remarks amount to the [Israeli] regime’s unwitting admission of possessing nukes,” said Gholam-Ali Khoshrou in a letter to UN Security General Ban Ki-moon, and Raimonda Murmokaitė, the rotating president of the UN Security Council (UNSC).

In the letter, the Iranian envoy condemned Moshe Ya’alon’s comments against Iran as offensive and threatening.

Speaking at a conference earlier this month, Ya’alon, in response to a question about Iran, said that Israel might take certain steps in certain cases like what the US did in “Nagasaki and Hiroshima, causing at the end the fatalities of 200,000.”

The Israeli official also said Tel Aviv would attack entire civilian neighborhoods during any future assault on Gaza or Lebanon.

In reaction to the remarks, the Iranian ambassador said that the remarks serve as a confession that Israel is in possession of nukes despite Tel Aviv’s attempts to hide its atomic program, adding that the Israeli official ruthlessly underestimates the loss of lives in the nuclear attack on the two Japanese cities and openly talks about using nuclear weapons against Iran.

Khoshrou said that Ya’alon’s explicit threat to use nuclear weapons against Iran like what the US did in Japan, and his threats of waging wars against Lebanon and Gaza further unmask the regime’s aggressive nature.

The Iranian diplomat also said in the letter that Ya’alon’s remarks posed a challenge to international peace and security, calling on the UN Security Council to condemn the Israeli official’s suggestion that Tel Aviv might drop a nuclear bomb on Iran.

The Israeli regime, which rejects all regulatory international nuclear agreements, maintains a policy of deliberate ambiguity over its nuclear activities and refuses to allow its nuclear facilities to come under international regulatory inspections.

By Press TV