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‘Iranophobia West’s trick to sell arms’

c has lashed out at Western powers for their efforts to incite Iranophobia in the Middle East, saying their ultimate goal is to sell weapons to the regional countries.

“They (Western powers) seek to harm the brotherly ties among the people and governments in the region, and unnecessarily militarize the Middle East by inciting groundless fears such as Iranophobia with the aim of selling lethal and sophisticated weapons to the regional countries,” said Seyyed Mohammad Ali Mottaqinejad, a member of the Iranian mission, in the Friday meeting of the UN General Assembly in New York.

The Iranian diplomat warned the foreign powers against embarking on any military adventure in the Middle East under the pretext of maintaining the regional security.

Mottaqinejad highlighted Iran’s prominent role in opposing the use of weapons of mass destruction, citing Tehran’s efforts to help shape a nuclear-free Middle East.

He argued that israel is the major source of insecurity in the region as it has been in possession of a nuclear arsenal over the past decades, and called on the UN to compel tel aviv to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as well as the Safeguards Agreement of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

israel is the sole possessor of a nuclear arsenal in the Middle East with over 300 nuclear warheads. tel aviv has rejected all global demands to join the NPT and refuses to allow the IAEA inspectors to monitor its nuclear facilities.

Despite international objections to zionist israel’s military nuclear program, the United Nations and its nuclear watchdog have never taken serious steps to censure or impose sanctions on the Israeli regime.

The US, israel and their allies accuse Iran of pursuing a military nuclear program and have used this allegation as a pretext to convince the UN Security Council to impose four rounds of sanctions on Iran.

Tehran has categorically refuted Western allegations, saying that as a signatory to the NPT and a member of the IAEA, it has the right to acquire and develop atomic technology for peaceful purposes.

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