Iranian Regime Calls for Destruction of US and Israeli Nuclear Capabilities
The Iranian regime called for destruction of the US and Israeli nuclear capabilities on Sunday.
The Times of Israel reported:
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier-General Hossein Dehqan said Sunday that discussion about the destruction of the United States’s and Israel’s nuclear weapons capabilities should immediately follow current talks with the international community on Iran’s nuclear program
“We ask our nuclear negotiators to focus their utmost efforts on the complete annihilation of the Zionist regime’s nuclear, chemical and biological weapons as the biggest danger posed to the region and world security as well as the US nuclear disarmament based on paragraph 6 of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) alongside their negotiations with the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany),” Dehqan said, as cited in the semi-official Fars News Agency.
The focus must be on a Middle East free of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs), he was quoted as saying.
“Iran’s missile capability is defensive, conventional and deterrent and not negotiable,” said the Iranian defense minister, in response to a UN report earlier this month saying that the Islamic Republic was pursuing a robust ballistic missile program even as nuclear talks were ongoing.