TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has called the occupying regime of Israel as “the West’s darling and a habitual extorter” with a “destabilizing nature”.
Saeed Khatibzadeh made the remarks in reaction to Zionist foreign minister Yair Lapid accusing Tehran of “marching towards a nuclear weapon” and threatening that the occupying regime “will act” if the world failed to stop Iran.
“Outlaw Israeli regime — sitting on illicit nukes and refusing to join NPT— again threatens NPT member Iran; a nation with world’s most inspected nuclear program,” Khatibzadeh tweeted, referring to the occupying regime’s refusal to join the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
“The West’s darling is a habitual extorter. But the world has woken up to its destabilizing nature. Iran reserves the right to respond,” he added.
The Zionist regime, which has refused to allow inspections of its nuclear facilities or sign the NPT, pursues a policy of deliberate ambiguity about its nuclear weapons and is estimated to have 200 to 400 nuclear warheads in its arsenal.
As stipulated in Article VI of the NPT, all parties to the treaty are obliged to pursue good-faith negotiations on effective measures with regard to nuclear disarmament and the cessation of nuclear arms race.
Iran’s nuclear activities are fully in line with its commitments under the NPT and a 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).