Mousavian on Israeli Nuclear Weapons

The Tehran Times has an interview with Seyed Hossein Mousavian in which he discusses Israel’s nuclear weapons:

Question: Amihai Eliyahu, an Israeli far-right minister, has said that “one of Israel’s options in the war in Gaza is to drop a nuclear bomb on the Strip.” What does this dangerous threat indicate?

Answer: This statement means that:

1) Israel admitted that it had nuclear weapons – something the country has never admitted and 2) Israel is also willing to use them.

Q: The statement by Eliyahu was a bombshell that may prompt other countries in the region to go after atomic bombs. In that situation, a nuclear arms race would begin in the region. To prevent such a possibly dangerous situation, what strategies are needed to be taken?

A: Multiple actions needed.

1)The issue of the Israeli nuclear bomb should become the top agenda of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

2) Non-nuclear weapon states signatory to the Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) should push the UN Security Council and the IAEA to take immediate and uninterrupted action to disarm Israel.

3) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold an extraordinary Islamic summit in Saudi Arabia this week. While the priority should be the disastrous situation in Gaza, however, the 2nd agenda should be about dismantling the Israeli nuclear bomb.

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