Tehran(IP) - The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has urged the UN nuclear watchdog to notify the United Nations Security Council about the consequences of the possible use of nuclear weapons by the Israeli regime against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Iran PressIran news: Mohammad Eslami made the plea in a letter to Rafael Grossi, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, on Thursday, days after far-right Israeli heritage minister Amihai Ben-Eliyahu said using an atomic bomb against the Palestinian people in Gaza was an "option" and insisted that allowing any humanitarian aid into the blockaded area was wrong.

Iran’s nuclear chief categorically condemned Israel’s crimes and brutal onslaught against Gazans, demanding a firm reaction to the recent threatening statement by the illegal entity’s minister about nuking Gaza and reflection of its consequences to the UN Security Council.

Eslami also pointed to other "similar alarming threats" made by Moshe Feiglin, a former Knesset member, and also by Tally Gotliv, a Knesset member, on social media platform X.

“Needless to mention, the Israeli regime is not a party to any of the treaties governing nuclear disarmament and prohibition of the Weapons of Mass Destruction particularly NPT. This regime has prevented achieving the goal of a Middle East Nuclear Weapons Free Zone,” Eslami wrote.

"Additionally, Israel has not placed its nuclear facilities under the Agency`s safeguards regime and also it has a clandestine program to develop nuclear weapons. Therefore, the Israeli regime by undermining the internationally recognized principles directly weakens the effectiveness and efficiency of the NPT as well as the IAEA safeguards regime," he added. 

The threats "revealed that the regime possesses nuclear weapons," he said, adding that by threatening the oppressed and helpless people of Gaza, the regime has "challenged the fundamental principles of the International Humanitarian Law." 

"Although many countries and nations have condemned and stigmatized these brutal actions, it is expected that the Agency, according to its statutory duties, while condemning these statements which are contrary to the International Law, reflects dangerous consequences of use or threat to use of nuclear weapons posed by this fake regime to the United Nations Security Council," Eslami noted.

Eliyah's threat of using a nuclear bomb against the residents of Gaza has over the past days faced harsh criticism from other Iranian authorities.

Amir Saeed Iravani, Iran’s permanent ambassador to the UN, called on the international community to push Israel to fully cooperate with the UN nuclear agency and dismantle its nuclear weapons program amid the regime's brutal aggression on the besieged area.

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and Ministry spokesman Nasser Kan'ani also strongly condemned Israel’s threat of nuking Gaza.

On Saturday, October 7, 2023, the Palestinian resistance forces launched a surprise operation called "Al-Aqsa storm" against Israeli positions, and the Zionist regime, to retaliate and compensate for its defeat and stop the resistance operations, has closed all the crossings of the Gaza strip and is bombarding this area.

Western support for the Israeli regime under the pretext of self-defense has practically been a green light and a license for this regime to continue the brutal killing of Palestinian children and women.


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