Thursday, December 21, 2006

Iran Asks UN to Make Israel Give Up Nuclear Arms

Iran Asks UN to Make Israel Give Up Nuclear Arms
By Irwin Arieff

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Iran, whose president said last week that Israel's days were numbered, called on the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to compel the Jewish state to give up its nuclear weapons.

Iranian U.N. Ambassador Javad Zarif wrote to the 15-nation U.N. Body after Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, in a German TV interview, implied for the first time that his country had nuclear weapons.

Israel had never before acknowledged having atomic bombs and, unlike Iran, is not a member of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, known as the NPT...

...Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, referring to Israel at an international conference questioning the Holocaust last week in Tehran, told delegates that "the trend for the existence of the Zionist regime is downwards and this is what God has promised and what all nations want."

"Just as the Soviet Union was wiped out and today does not exist, so will the Zionist regime soon be wiped out," he said.

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