The International Atomic Energy Agency’s annual September meeting is on the horizon, and that means the usual round of angry Israeli condemnations for Arab nations attempting to put their nuclear arsenal on the agenda.
The IAEA talks regularly include discussion of the stalled Nuclear-Free Middle East initiative, and that necessarily means discussion of the only nuclear armed state in the region.
Israel insists that any discussion of their nuclear arsenal is “counterproductive” and an attempt to “bash Israel,” while officials reiterated their opposition to a nuclear arms-free Middle East, citing neighbors that Israel doesn’t like.
Still, at least one Arab envoy said that efforts to get Israel’s arsenal under IAEA safeguards would continue, and to get Israel to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which Israel has repeatedly ruled out.
Last 5 posts by Jason Ditz
- Taliban Fighters Attack Afghan Base, Kill at Least 26 Soldiers - July 26th, 2017
- Taliban Awash in US Arms, Vehicles, Complicate Afghan War - July 25th, 2017
- Blockading States Expand Qatar 'Terror' Blacklist - July 25th, 2017
- US SOCOM Chief Claims 60,000 to 70,000 ISIS Fighters Killed so Far - July 25th, 2017
- Trump Pledges Support for Lebanon's Anti-ISIS Push - July 25th, 2017