Iran's permanent ambassador and representative to the UN has warned over the return to Cold War mentality and worsening world security situation.

Iran PressAmerica: Permanent Representative of Iran to the United Nations, Majid Takht-Ravanchi who attended in the 75th UN general assembly' Committee on Disarmament and International Security on Wednesday, pointed to the continuous conflicts and such current dangers as resorting to force, enhancement of the costs, and intensification of an arms race. 

Takht-Ravanchi said the return of Cold War-era mentality, along with the constant threat posed by the weapons of mass destruction and the emergence of new threats in the field of artificial intelligence, cyber and outer space, has worsened the security situation in the world.

He emphasized the need to focus on nuclear disarmament, and on top of that, the race to modernize nuclear arsenals and the lack of political will to abandon nuclear weapons and stressed that More than 14,000 nuclear weapons beside $100 billion annual relevant costs and the possibility of their use is a danger that threatens humanity and the planet earth.

The Iranian envoy to the UN named the US and Israeli regimes as the big obstacles against the nuclear disarmament in the world and region and noted that the United States is the world's largest holder of nuclear weapons, which spent $ 36 billion in 2019 just on its nuclear arsenal and production of the latest nuclear weapons model.

The Israeli regime is the only obstacle to the realization of a nuclear-weapon-free Middle East, and it must be forced to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Takht-Ravanchi stressed.

He said Iran supports the start of the negotiations on the conference of disarmament to prevent the militarization and armament of the outer space.

The Iranian senior diplomat expressed concern over the constant sending of advanced weapons to the tense Middle East region, and especially the increase in purchases by the Zionist and Saudi regimes from the United States, which increased by 354 and 192 percent, respectively, over a five-year period.