Macron apparently forgot dozens of Israeli nuclear warheads: Kanaani
The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson urges France to speak out against Israeli nuclear arms.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry responded on Friday to what it called "the repetition of unconstructive statements" by French officials against Iran's peaceful nuclear program, following the statements made by French President Emmanuel Macron after meeting with the Israeli occupation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Paris.
Macron denounced on Thursday what he called the "headlong rush" of Iran's nuclear program and claimed that Tehran continuing with the atomic project "would inevitably have consequences."
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani considered "the mere meeting with the prime minister of a regime which is known by the world as the embodiment of the ominous phenomenon of organized terror, violence, carnage and displacement of the oppressed women and children in West Asia including Palestine deserves to be deplored and censured."
Kanaani pointed out that Macron "criticizes Iran's peaceful nuclear activities at a time when he has apparently forgotten that the Zionist regime has dozens of nuclear warheads but does not tolerate any international oversight."
He noted that "having a dark record of occupation and military aggression, is the gravest threat to regional and international peace and security."
The Iranian Spokesperson considered that it would be appropriate for the French side to make the world aware of how the Zionist entity "accessed nuclear arms instead of expressing fake concern about Iran’s peaceful nuclear activities that are under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency."
Elsewhere, Kanaani advised French officials to "correct their wrong approach and return to the principle of mutual respect and to stop damaging bilateral ties more."
It is noteworthy that the Israeli occupation is estimated to possess 200 to 400 nuclear warheads in its arsenal and has refused to allow inspections of its military nuclear facilities. "Israel" is the only entity in the Middle East that has not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
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In a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in early December 2022, 149 members voted in favor of and six against the text of a resolution that urged "Israel" to renounce its nuclear weapons and join the NPT.
The resolution calls on "Israel," which pursues a policy of deliberate ambiguity about its nuclear weapons, "not to develop, produce, test or aid others acquire nuclear weapons" as well as "renounce possession of nuclear weapons."
It also recommended "Israel" put all of its nuclear sites under the stringent International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards.
It is worth noting that research in Al-Khalil revealed that residents of the Palestinian city are suffering from radioactive radiation pollution, with reports showing that this radiation comes from Israeli nuclear facilities and the storage of nuclear waste in the area.
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