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Zionist regime's nuclear case on IAEA's table

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Vienna, Sept 17, IRNA -- The 56th annual meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency is to begin here Monday while the case of the Zionist regime's atomic program is among the major topics on its agenda.

The week-long meeting is to be inaugurated by a speech of the IAEA Director General Yukia Amano.

Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Fereidoun Abbasi will address the first day of the meeting.

Despite efforts made by the US, Israel and several other western states to prevent the UN nuclear watchdog from reviewing the Zionist regime's atomic capabilities, reports here said members of the Non-Aligned Movement and some Arab countries have persisted on discussing the case at the 56th IAEA meeting.

It was four months ago and during a preliminary meeting held here on revision of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, that the Zionist regime's atomic capabilities was raised for the first time. Now it seems that the grounds are prepared to seriously examine the case in the IAEA's 56th meeting.

The preliminary meeting was the scene of an international protest against Israel's atomic weapons when representatives of the NAM states and those of some 17 Arab countries stressed the need for the Zionist regime to join the NPT, a call which had been made by Amano 18 months earlier.

The representatives had then referred to Israel as a threat to the peace in the Middle East region as well as the entire world.

The UN General Assembly, in various resolutions issued from 1994 to 2011, have repeatedly called on the Zionist regime to sign the NPT and follow its safeguard regulations.

From 1987 till 1991, the IAEA, for five consequent years, made a similar demand from the Zionist regime which is the only non-signatory to the NPT in the region.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 1027753

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