WANA –  Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that the faked and illegitimate regime of the occupying and criminal Israel owns hundreds of nuclear warheads stressing it poses severe threat to the Middle East region.


Tweeting on Friday, Amir-Abdollahian added: “Undoubtedly, the future belongs to the original people of Palestine.”


Israel has the sole nuclear arsenal in the Middle East region. The number of its nuclear warhead is estimated to be over 200 warheads. It is estimated to possess 200 to 400 nuclear warheads in its arsenal, making it the sole possessor of non-conventional arms in the Middle East and the wider West Asia region.


Earlier on December 8, The UN General Assembly has called on Israel to take “immediate steps” to surrender its nuclear weapons and implement UN resolutions fully on the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East.


The General Assembly vote was carried 149-6 yesterday. Israel, Canada, Micronesia, Palau, the US and Liberia opposed the resolution, while another 26 countries abstained, including India and many European states.


UN General Assembly says Israel must give up nuclear weapons and accede to NPT. The world body insisted that Israel must “accede to the Treaty without further delay, and not to develop, produce, test or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons, to renounce their possession and to place all its unsafeguarded nuclear facilities under full-scope International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards.”