Press TV’s Waqar Rizvi talks to James Morris on Israeli Nukes
US applies double standard with Israeli nukes yet again
What about Israel’s Nukes?!
IAEA rejects Arab resolution against Israel
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’US covering Israeli nuclear program’
ISRAELI NUCLEAR THREATS AND BLACKMAIL
Excellent Press TV ‘The Isle’ broadcast for interview with Israeli nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu:
Jefferson wrote on Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:55 pm:
Our AIPAC Federal Israel First government carries Israel’s water again. We give them billions in aid and materials, we fight their enemies by proxy in wars based on lies for Israel’s benefit. We now tell the world that the NPT shouldn’t apply to Israel while insisting that it applies to Iran? What is being served?
Is it no wonder that the NPT which was pioneered by the US for the planet’s whole good is regarded as a joke? And we pay for this fealty given which is the sad part. All costs and no benefits….Israel isn’t worth it. I remember when the US (before Israel) had no enemies in the Arab and Muslim world. -jd
US: Arab States Must Drop Call for Israel to Join NPT
By Jason Ditz On September 13, 2010
US Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Glyn Davies again warned Arab nations against trying to push forward a non-binding resolution urging Israel to join the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), insisting it might harm the Mideast peace talks.
“We need to send a positive impulse to that broader peace process, not a negative one,” Davies insisted. US officials had previously reacted with outrage when they learned that Israel’s arsenal was a topic for discussion at the IAEA meeting, insisting it was “untimely and uncalled for.”
But the issue of Israel’s status as the only nuclear weapons power in the Middle East and the region’s only non-signatory to the NPT isn’t going away, and must continue to be an issue as the Nuclear Free Mideast push continues.
Israel has ruled out joining the NPT, claiming such calls are unfair, and President Obama has indicated that he is backing that position and that he believes Israel has an inherent right to the possession of nuclear weapons. President Obama also criticized his own vote in favor of the Nuclear Free Mideast resolution at the most recent NPT meeting, insisting it was a “mistake.”
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US told IAEA to drop discussion about Israeli nukes during conference over nuclear weapons this week...
as it “might ruin peace talks”…! glad that that’s been dealt with…./msa
“The Arab Group urges to keep the item ‘Israeli nuclear capabilities’ on the agenda of the general conference and… will submit a draft resolution” to the assembly next week, Sudan’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency Mahmound El- Amin said, speaking on behalf of 22 Arab states.
“The Arab Group requests the IAEA member states to support the draft resolution and vote in favour of it.”
El-Amin made the statement to a closed-door session of the IAEA’s 35-member board of governors which is preparing for the organisation’s 54th annual general conference next week.
Earlier, the United States and the European Union had pressed Arab countries to withdraw their resolution — which calls on Israel to sign up to the nuclea r Non-Proliferation Treaty — (so as not to jeopardise Middle East peace talks).
Washington even flew in President Barack Obama’s top nuclear advisor, Gary Samore, to Vienna earlier this week to try and persuade Arab nations to drop their plans.
The IAEA, which is investigating both Iran and Syria for alleged illicit nuclear activity, used “double standards” when dealing with Israel and a recent report by agency chief Yukiya Amano on the matter was “weak and disappointing,” El-Amin argued.
It was “devoid of any substance and not up to t he typical level of the agency’s reporting” and that was why the Arab countries would not drop their resolution.
Brussels and Washington believe that zeroing in on the Jewish state would jeopardise a proposed conference in 2012 on the creation of a Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction.
It could also have a negative effect on relaunched peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
Israel is believed to be the only Middle East power to possess nuclear weapons.
Every year, Arab members of the IAEA table the same anti-Israeli resolution at the watchdog’s week-long general conference, which brings together all 151 IAEA member states. Last year the Arab states succeeded in having it adopted b y a very narrow majority.