July 8, 2010
Editor’s note: But Iran does not, of course, mostly because they don’t have an AIPAC organization to run roughshod over Congress.
The Obama administration has revealed to the public, during Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Washington, a series of understandings between the two countries on Israel’s policy of “nuclear ambiguity” – which to date had been kept under wraps.
At the center of these understandings lies an Israeli veto on the holding of an international conference for a nuclear-free Middle East, as well as an unprecedented American willingness to cooperate with Israel in the field of nuclear power for civil use.
The revelations come in the wake of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference held in May, which called on Israel to agree to international inspection of its nuclear installations, and to the holding of an international conference for a nuclear-free Middle East. The conference’s final document was passed despite Israel’s strong protests to the Americans.
This article was posted: Thursday, July 8, 2010 at 2:36 pm