The Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Opressed People says the US is the one and only nuclear criminal that falsely claims to be fighting against the spread of nuclear weapons.
Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior aide to Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei, read the Leader’s message to the Tehran conference which opened on Saturday.
“The one and only nuclear criminal of the world now falsely claims to be fighting the spread of nuclear weapons but has definitely not taken and will not take any serious action regarding the issue,” read the message.
“There is only one government that has committed nuclear crime and that is the government of the US, which launched nuclear attacks against the innocent Japanese people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in an inhumane asymmetrical war,” it added.
“If the US claim of fighting the spread of nuclear weapons is not a lie, how can the Zionist regime manage to avoid accepting international regulations — in particular the NPT — and turn occupied Palestine into an arsenal loaded with nuclear weapons?” asked the Leader.
Imam Ali Khamenei said in the message that stockpiling, using or threatening to use nuclear weapons all amount to war crimes.
The Leader reiterated that the world community is unanimous in the stance that nuclear weapons must be eliminated.