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U.S. yields to Arab demand to pressure Israel on nukes

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posted on May, 28 2010 @ 05:15 PM
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U.S. yields to Arab demand to pressure Israel on nukes


www.haaretz.com

U.S. Undersecretary of State Ellen Tauscher told a treaty review conference that Washington would work with countries in region to organize a successful conference on creating a zone free of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East.

But she said the U.S. ability to do that "has been seriously jeopardized because the final document (approved by treaty signatories) singles out Israel in the Middle East section, a fact that the United States deeply regrets."
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posted on May, 28 2010 @ 05:15 PM
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Massive news. It would appear that Israel is going to finally have to live up to their responsabilites as a nuclear armed state. Is this actually going to have an affect?

Or is this as Edwin Montagu (Secretary of State for India) said to McMahon (High Commissoner of Egypt) in 1915 over the McMahon-Huessein Correspondence 'Castles in the Sky'?

What will the reaction be of the Netanyahu administration?

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posted on May, 28 2010 @ 05:22 PM
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History teaches us that Israel will continue to ignore the log in their own eye while vociferating about the speck in everyone else's.



posted on May, 28 2010 @ 05:27 PM
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"U.S. Undersecretary of State Ellen Tauscher told a treaty review conference that Washington would work with countries in region to organize a successful conference on creating a zone free of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East. "

This is exactly what Iran asked for back in 2003 during their discussions with Uk/Germany and France before Bush and America appeared on the scene to negate all talks and replace them with threats of sanctions and enmity instead.



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posted on May, 29 2010 @ 05:35 AM
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Indeed so there is certinley a change of policy here.

The Obama Administration is not happy about having to single out Israel especcialy in the run up to the mid-term elections in the U.S.. In fact i am quite surprised they actually agreeed to this. I'm sure it will be watered down at some point before the conference in 2012.

Obviously the Israelis are unhappy.


Sources in Jerusalem on Saturday criticized as "hypocritical" the Nuclear Non-Proliferation conference that ended with a declaration placing Israel under obligation to have its nuclear facilities inspected by the UN's watchdog. "The conference mentioned only Israel and not other countries that hold nuclear weapons, such as India, Pakistan, and North Korea. Much worse is its silence on Iran, which is trying to obtain such weapons," one official said


It's a fair point to some extent. But the difference is is that all the other powers he has mentioned have revealed their nuclear weapons programmes' (apart from Iran, if they have one) where as Israel hasn't.

Obama attempted to protect the U.S. from Israeli yelps of outrage.


Earlier Obama rejects 'singling out' of Israel in NPT deal, US president says agreement reached at Non-Proliferation Treaty conference 'includes balanced, practical steps to advance nuclear disarmament', but opposes 'efforts to single out Israel' by naming it while ignoring Iran.


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posted on May, 30 2010 @ 02:23 PM
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It appears Israel is going to avoid this growing international clamour to reveal their nuclear arsenal and open it up for inspections by not attending the conference in 2012.


Israel declared late Saturday that it would not take part in a 2012 conference on establishing a nuclear-free Middle East — an Arab-led initiative backed by top ally U.S. and the 188 other signatories to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.

Although a series of U.S. conditions put the conference in doubt, the resolution, and the surprising U.S. support it received, added new pressure on Israel to give up what is almost universally believed to be a sizable nuclear arsenal. Israel refuses to confirm or deny the suspicions.


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