Israel Condemns Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty

May 7, 2009 at 5:24 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment

 

Israel rejects nuclear pact call

Israel cited Iran’s nuclear programme as example that the pact does not work [AFP]

Israel has dismissed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty as “ineffective” after a US official urged it to sign up to the pact.
“This treaty has proven its ineffectiveness, it did not prevent countries like India, Pakistan and North Korea from acquiring nuclear arms,” an Israeli foreign ministry official said on condition of anonymity.

“And when it comes to Iran, you can see the impact it’s having,” he said, referring to Israeli and US allegations that Iran is trying to develop atomic weapons under the cover of its civilian nuclear programme.
Tehran, which has signed the treaty, dismisses the claims saying that the programme is designed to meet its energy needs.

Proliferation experts widely agree that Israel is the only country in the Middle East with atomic weapons, but it refuses to confirm or deny if it has a nuclear arsenal. 

 

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