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The State Department yesterday called on Israel to forswear nuclear weapons and accept international Atomic Energy Agency safeguards on all nuclear activities.
This is the second time in about two weeks that officials in the Bush administration are putting the nuclear weapons of Israel, India and Pakistan on a par.
The officials called on the three to act like Ukraine and South Africa, which in the last decade renounced their nuclear weapons.
Sanders and Fitzpatrick refrained from calling on Israel, India and Pakistan explicitly to renounce their weapons. The expectation of these three states was phrased in terms of a vow - a verbal pledge to forswear, rather than real action. Nor was this demand accompanied by a time table, conditions and sanctions.
Originally posted by JudahMaccabbi
TO all above,
Do you think that Israel's disarmament of nuclear weapons would but the world at ease about Arab/Islamic nuclear ambitions? Do you honestly think that Iran, Syria or any other Arab/Islamic nation would say to themselves "whew! now that the Israeli 'nuclear threat' has been removed we should stop developing weapons of mass destruction".
I am sure that Israel's nuclear program can be monitored and regulated as on a defensive line while all Arab nuclear programs and ambitions should be disallowed.
US hypocrasy on this issue is one of the underlying causes for Arab/Muslim sentiment towards the US.
The Isreali will give up their nukes', when they will "give up" Jerusalem - and that is NEVER!
To keep their grip on power, they make their people believe that all of their problems are a result of the Jews and the Americans. When in reality their problems come from the regime which controls them.