TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Najafi warned that the Zionist regime’s nuclear program is having a negative impact security and safety of the Middle East.
He made the remarks addressing a quarterly meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s 35-member Board of Governors in Vienna.
Najafi said said the Israeli regime’s nuclear program is the root of serious concern for countries in the Middle East and the international community, urging the agency to address the issue closely.
He continued that Zionist regime’s nuclear scientists have unlimited access to the nuclear facilities of certain countries owning nuclear weapons.
“This is while the nuclear scientists of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) member states are assassinated by terrorists hired by the Zionist regime,” Najafi said, referring to the assassination of a number of Iranian scientists.
Israel is estimated to have 200 to 400 nuclear warheads in its arsenal. The regime, however, refuses to either accept or deny having the weapons.
It has also evaded signing the NPT amid staunch endeavor by the United States and other Western states on international levels in favor of its non-commitment to the accord.