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Nuclear weapons dangerous in any hand: Former IAEA chief

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Former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said that the nuclear weapons are dangerous in any hand and must be eliminated.

Hans Blix made the comment after saying that he is convinced Israel possesses nuclear weapons. Blix also demanded that Israeli officials join the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

“I think any nuclear weapon is a threat to the world security…in my opinion nuclear weapons are dangerous in any hand, and they should therefore be reduced,” said Blix in an exclusive interview with Press TV.

He also expressed regret that the disarmament and arms control negotiations are currently “practically in coma” and added that Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and other ME states must raise the issue of a zone free of weapons of mass destruction.

Blix underlined that Tel Aviv’s refusal to sign international nuclear treaties and its deliberate ambiguity policy with regards to its nuclear program are because of support from Washington.

The Israeli regime is widely believed to be the only possessor of nuclear arms in the Middle East. The regime reportedly maintains between 200 and 400 atomic warheads.

Furthermore, the Israeli regime has never allowed any inspection of its nuclear facilities and continues to defy international calls to join the NPT.

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