Tehran (IP) - Iran's Foreign Ministry stated the Israeli Regime, with its 10s of nukes, remains the biggest threat to peace and security.

Iran PressIran news: "In the region, the Israeli Regime, with its 10s of nukes, remains the biggest threat to peace and security and -supported by the US- prevents the Middle East from becoming a nuclear-weapon-free zone. Responsible nations should stand for a Nuke-Free-World," Iran’s foreign ministry twitted on Saturday on the occasion of the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

"This day provides an opportunity for the international community to re-emphasize its commitment to nuke disarmament as a priority," it added.

"We believe in a peaceful and secure world, with no state possessing weapons of mass destruction," the ministry tweeted.

The foreign ministry also noted that the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons is an opportunity to re-express Iran's total rejection of all kinds of weapons of mass destruction.

"Unfortunately, the US regime’s disregard for international treaties and its plans to produce new nukes has brought the world closer to a new arms race, according to the message," said Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

"Almost 75 years since the adoption of the first General Assembly resolution in 1946, which committed the UN to the goal of ridding the planet of nuclear weapons, the world continues to live in the shadow of nuclear catastrophe," Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message commemorating the day.

"Relationships between states possessing nuclear weapons are characterized by division, distrust, and an absence of dialogue," he warned, noting that as they increasingly choose to pursue strategic competition over cooperation, the dangers posed by nuclear weapons are becoming more acute."

According to the UN chief, all States are responsible for ensuring that such deadly armaments eliminated completely from national arsenals.

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