"Russia has reconfirmed its commitment to destroy all its chemical weapons stockpiles and chemical weapon-producing facilities within the Chemical Weapons Convention deadline of 2012, but American officials have said they are not sure if the United States will be able to meet the Chemical Weapons Convention deadline. This is even though the US is capable of complete dismantling its chemical weapons stockpiles and the destruction of its related facilities."
"The Zionist regime possesses very large stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction, including chemical, biological and nuclear weapons, and is not a member of any disarmament or non-proliferation programme. That is why the regime is the most significant threat to peace and security of the region and the whole world."
Iran on Monday called on the international community to dismantle all chemical weapons.
Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said the 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention called on all signatories to dismantle their chemical weapon stockpiles by 2012.
But he noted that a number of signatories appeared unwilling to do, and in particular he criticised the US.
"American officials have said they are not sure if United States will be able to meet the Chemical Weapons Convention deadline," he said.
"This is even though the US is capable of complete dismantling its chemical weapons stockpiles and the destruction of its related facilities," he added.
Alaeddin Boroujerdi, who heads the national security committee of Iran's parliament, accused the US of "developing, producing and testing new generations of nuclear and chemical weapons. This means the US is prepared for repeating disasters such and Hiroshima and Nagasaki."
Mottaki also described Israel as a "significant threat to peace and security", accusing it of refusing to sign up to any disarmament or non-proliferation programme, even though it possessed "very large stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction".
The foreign minister was speaking at an international seminar in Tehran which opened in the capital on Monday and focuses "on the Consequences of the Use of Chemical Weapons against Iran".
Iranian media reported the seminar was attended by 22 foreign attendees from eight countries, including two American university professors.
The 1980s Iran-Iraq war was noted for the use of chemical weapons by Iraqi forces against Iranian troops, civilians and Iraqi Kurds.
Iran estimates chemical weapons killed five thousand of its people and left more than 100-thousand veterans and civilians suffering ailments caused by exposure.
Tehran largely accuses Western countries of providing Saddam Hussein's regime with chemical weapons during the eight-year war.