Iran urges UNSC to heed intl. demands
Iranian Ambassador to the UN Mohammad Khazaei has called on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to pay attention to international demands, Press TV reported.
"Adoption of a resolution at the committees of the UN General Assembly in condemnation of nuclear weapons of the Zionist regime (Israel) shows the international community's call that the Security Council should pay heed to it," IRIB website quoted Khazaei as saying on Wednesday.
"The resolution indicated concern of the international community over nuclear weapons of the Zionist regime in the Middle East region," he added.
"Officials of the Zionist regime are not committed to any international regulations. This has led to an international consensus against measures of the regime," the Iranian diplomat went on to say.
Khazaei pointed to the US unilateral support for Israel and added, "The adoption of the resolution was a serious alarm to Israel and its allies to stop paying no attention to the world public opinion."
The international community agreed in May to put pressure on Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
In a 28-page statement, all 189 NPT signatories reached a deal for the establishment of a nuclear weapons-free zone in the Middle East.
The statement also highlighted "the importance of Israel's accession to the treaty and the placement of all its nuclear facilities under comprehensive IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) safeguards."
Despite signing the agreement, Washington has sharply criticized mentioning Tel Aviv in the statement.
"We strongly oppose efforts to single out Israel and will oppose actions that jeopardize Israel's national security," US President Barack Obama said in late May.
Israel is widely believed to be the sixth-largest nuclear power in the world and the sole possessor of an atomic arsenal in the Middle East.
For 40 years, with the help of Washington, Tel Aviv has successfully prevented its undeclared arsenal of approximately 200 atomic warheads from becoming public.