Reza Najafi said that Iran welcomes all efforts aimed at disarming countries of nuclear warheads and strongly propagates the creation of a nukes-free Middle East.
Najafi made the remarks on Tuesday during a speech at an international confab on the humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons held in Vienna, Austria.
He said that Iran presented the proposition of a nukes-free Middle East in 1974, adding that the idea is strongly backed international community.
He pointed out that Israel is the main obstacle to the realization of the idea as the country, backed by a number of UN Security Council members, refuses to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and give the IAEA permission to investigate its nuclear activities.
The Israeli regime, which has so far rejected all international nuclear agreements on nuclear regulation, maintains a policy of deliberate ambiguity over its facilities and range of nuclear activities.