Iran's Soltanieh rips as 'shameful' western silence on Israeli nukes http://www.irna.ir/ENNewsShow.aspx?NID=30456711&SRCH=1
Iran's Ambassador to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali Asghar Soltanieh here Friday lashed out at western countries, including Germany, for their 'shameful silence' on Israel's illegal nuclear weapons program. Talking on the sidelines of a high-profile International Nuclear Disarmament Conference in Berlin, Soltanieh reiterated that the westerners had at times 'closed their eyes and maintained a shameful silence' on the illegal nuclear activities of the Zionist regime.
Pointing out that the Berlin nuclear disarmament conference was also scheduled to discuss prospects for a nuclear weapons-free Middle East, Soltanieh said that the atomic capacities of the Zionist regime remained a source of concern. He urged greater international efforts to step up pressure on the illegal Jewish state to not only destroy its nuclear arms arsenal but also make it join the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
Muslim and non-aligned countries have repeatedly accused the West of hypocrisy in tolerating Israel's atomic buildup while condemning Iran for its nuclear activities which is under full IAEA control. In one of the world's worst-kept secrets, the Zionist regime has reportedly turned into a nuclear giant. It is estimated to have hundreds of atomic weapons, an arsenal that ranks it fifth among nuclear powers and dwarfs the programs of India, Pakistan and North Korea.