Following up on assurances he made in May, President Obama has reportedly ‘reaffirmed’ a secret understanding whereby he will not reveal the existence of Israel’s widely known nuclear arsenal, nor will he pressure Israel to join the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
Though Israel has often, albeit accidentally, publicly revealed that they have nuclear weapons, the United States officially has followed a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy with the arsenal, the only one of its kind in the Middle East.
The revelation is likely to cause some international consternation, particularly since President Obama championed a bill at the UN Security Council only last week demanding that all the nations of the world to join the NPT.
Despite this call, the US publicly and angrily rejected a resolution calling for Israel to join the NPT only a week before that, saying that it was “unfair.” Israel has ruled out ever opening up its arsenal to the same international scrutiny as NPT signatories do.
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"The revelation is likely to cause some international consternation, particularly since President Obama championed a bill at the UN Security Council only last week demanding that all the nations of the world to join the NPT."
And another pipe dream is smashed . . .
This sounds as if its been ripped right out of "The Onion"
President Obama admitting to remain silent on Israel’s nukes undermines his pontification about the rule of law and his stated desire for a nuclear free world. Why should Russia and China agree to deal with us on these weapons – and now Israel has bought a nuclear submarine from of all places – Germany.
OldVet73, actually it has been rumored by some media reporters that the last time Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was visiting the White House, Obama started a little (SNL-style) joke with Bibi about the admission of Israel's nuclear weapons.
When Netanyahu knocked on Oval Office door Obama asked, "Who's there?"
And Bibi supplied the punch-line when he replied, "It's not the nuclear armed 'land-sharkl'" —- and they both had a hell of a laugh!
Rasicm? Its tragic that a black US president champions racism in such an open fashon! Agressive bloodthirsty racist whitey (israel) may have all the nukes they wish, while brownies should quietly wait to be nuked! The picture would be complete if the un-security councel started wearing white sheets and hoods …
This is disgusting!!!! Israel needs to be held accountable for their WMDs and their reign of terror in the Mid-East!!
There is definitely a double-standard at work here. From what I've read, I strongly doubt Iran is seeking to build atomic bombs. But what if they are building them? How could anyone blame them? It must now seem to any foreign nation that the only way to deter unjustified, immoral and aggressive invasion by the United States of Empire is to deploy nuclear weapons (i.e. North Korea). An undeniable truth that every government in the world knows, but is hesitant to admit: God made powerful nations and God made weak nations, but is was Edward Teller and nuclear technology that made them all equal.
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