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Boycotting Rouhani speech a mistake: Israeli minister


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Israel’s Finance Minister Yair Lapid has criticized the Israeli delegation for walking out of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s speech at the UN General Assembly as a mistake.

 

 

"Israel shouldn't be portrayed as a serial objector to negotiations, uninterested in peaceful solutions,” Lapid said 

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the Israeli delegation to the United Nations to boycott Rouhani’s address at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. 

Following the Iranian president’s landmark speech, Netanyahu issued a statement and described the address as “cynical” and filled with “hypocrisy”. 

Netanyahu also said Iran wanted to use the talks to buy time for its nuclear program. 

In his address to the UN, Rouhani reiterated Tehran’s readiness for talks on its nuclear energy program with complete transparency. 

"Nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction have no place in Iran's security and defense doctrine, and contradict our fundamental religious and ethical convictions," he said. 

The United States, Israel and some of their allies claim that Iran is pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program, with the US and the European Union using the allegation as a pretext to impose illegal sanctions on Iran. 

Tehran strongly rejects the claim, maintaining that as a committed signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes. 

This is while Israel is widely believed to be the only possessor of nuclear weapons in the Middle East with an estimated stockpile of 200-400 nuclear warheads. 

The Israeli regime rejects all regulatory international nuclear agreements, particularly the NPT, and refuses to allow its nuclear facilities to come under international regulatory inspections.

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Date: 1392,07,14 Time08:19 ب.ظ | Author: Est931 | Print 0 Comments