Israel Slams Calls for Nuclear Transparency

Israel Slams Calls for Nuclear Transparency | IAEA’s secret ‘nuclear-free Mideast’ conference not as critical of Israel as normal

Officials say that the criticism of Israel was nowhere near as broad as they expected at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s conference of a “nuclear-free Middle East,” a conference which was held entirely behind closed doors.

At the same time, it was pointed out by members that Israel’s massive nuclear arsenal and total lack of transparency are going to make the goal of a nuclear-free Middle East entirely impossible.

Israel, for its part, loudly condemned calls for transparency saying that it was only possible for Israel to offer any transparency on its nuclear program when “the threate perception of all regional members is low.”

Officials cited the “noncompliance with international obligations” of other nations in the Middle East as a chief region for their refusal to even enter into such obligations themselves. Israel is the only nation in the entire region with nuclear weapons.

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  • MvGuy

    Watch out for the snakes….. They are deadly

    • Yonatan

      Especially when found in the grass

  • Sheikh Yamoni Maker

    They'd never dream of giving up their Samson Option…

    • ML3

      it must be taken from them forcibly. you don't reason with foaming at the mouth lunatics

  • stu

    Typos abound

  • Tatiana

    Its always about Israel, isn't it? They plunder, steal, usurp, destroy, invade, occupy, humiliate and subjugate. Yet, they are oh so innocent and it's always others who are forcing them do those things which they obviously would rather not do. Yeah right!

    Israel will become transparent about their nuclear arsanel, when, and only when, the entire Middle East is under their control and totally sujugated…. Eretz Israel!

  • ghouri

    Why ? because of american hegmony and helped and supplied enriched uranium to Israel.
    America has started crusade and will continue in the west till we join together and reverse the american hegemony.
    American govt, is biast against Muslims and Islamic world.
    There is no doubt in my mind as they have taken the role England against Muslims.

    • France was very instrumental in setting up the nuclear program in Israel also.

  • america will never allow israel to admit or even give up her nuclear weapons and we can now see why Iran must be nuclear bomb capability or goodbye middle east the only way to stop these two.

  • Roger Lafontaine

    'Nuclear-free' is just a slogan they use to get the other guy in trouble like sexual transgressions in politics.

  • carroll price

    The hypocrisy of this sh—y little, wanna-be country, knows no bounds and is a sight to behold.

  • curmudgeonvt

    Israel's claims that everyone should comply with the rules but that the rules don't apply to them because…well…because they're Israel is really, really getting stale. Their claims that they're Exceptional are true – exceptionally arrogant.

    Israel's claim that "…open hostilities, deep mistrust and noncompliance with international obligations…" by OTHERS preclude peace in the middle east are hollow as in many instances Israel is the cause of the roadblocks to any agreement.

  • jorgespbr

    Israel, be aware your mask already felt, and now we are seen your face

  • ML3

    they are so full of s__t it boggles the mind. had they not owned the US Kongress they would never get away with this. It took many years, but it's done.
    I remember Bush Sr. and Reagan standing up to Israel.
    No one dares any longer.

    • carroll price

      Well, you know when a certain group owns and controls a nation's credit and money supply as well as the main stream news media they pretty much control everything else by default. All individuals in elective offices are afraid to to do anything to offend this group because they know they will get blackballed out of office.

  • thedissenter

    There ya go! Don't they know that only Israel and the US have the inherent right to call the IAEA dogs on others? Do unto others as they would not have others do unto them is their motto.

  • DrRudyKastner

    JFK's battle continues today….a battle he paid for with his life 48 years ago today.