The UN General Assembly has overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling on Israel to open its nuclear program for inspection “without further delay.”
Israel’s advanced nuclear arsenal has long been understood to exist, although it hasn’t been officially admitted by the Israeli government. Many have argued Israel’s possession of nuclear weapons is what drives the accelerated Iranian program and causes other regional instability.
The resolution was approved on Monday by a vote of 174-6 with 6 abstentions and calls on Israel to join the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty immediately and open its nuclear facilities to inspection by the International Atomic Energy Agency.
It also offered support for a high-level conference to ban nuclear weapons from the Middle East which was just canceled by the US and Israel, in order to protect Israel’s regional nuclear monopoly.
If Israel agreed to dismantling its vast stockpiles of nuclear weapons and to a deal enforcing a nuclear weapons-free zone in the Middle East – a deal Iran and Israel’s Arab neighbors have repeatedly proposed – the supposed threats Israel faces in the region would virtually disappear.
But Israel refuses to give up its nuclear monopoly, insistent on maintaining its excuse to build up its military and distract from the Palestinian issue.
As former CIA Middle East analyst Paul Pillar has written, “the Iran issue” provides a “distraction” from international “attention to the Palestinians’ lack of popular sovereignty.”
22 thoughts on “UN Calls on Israel to Open Nuclear Program to Inspections”
Well, sehr Interessant…. It's about time the rest of the world found a backbone. Gonna make it much harder to convince the rest of the world that Iran – member of the NPT – wants to be a rogue nuclear player…when Israel is the real rogue.
You are right, curmudgeon. The real bully of the middle east is emerging and will fight tooth and nail to retain it's image of 'victim'. More and more moderates are beginning to see the truth, and the truth is that Iran poses no danger whatsoever to Israel. Indeed, the real threat of war comes not from Iran but from Israel, with the US starting to bluster in it's confusion over the way public opinion is moving away from the phony hype. Remember, "we will wipe Israel from the face of the map" was never stated, but was fed to the US public to get their approval for an attack on Iran. Shameful.
The U.S. Government's subservience to Israel is a colossal disgrace.
What happened, no one wants to pay their "friend", their master in thievery israel any more.., having economic problem at home…? All of the sudden it seams the Neo European fascism have woken up wanting to do something about what's been their problem (israel) for last 60 years, to begin with, all of the sudden they want to change the Libyan government with a more dictatorial Islamic regime so as in Syria.., what happened David the Cameron, what happened the Swedish Neo fascism.., they did their part of the bargaining and with the help from the french mafia himself Zarkozim they lied to the world and replaced Libyan government.., they wanted to do sane in syria.., now they are, like a mule in a sand in Syria, going nowhere, so for U.S to start accusing and warning the Syrian government about a non existence chemical weapons, and for EU to have their say to israel which is, we cannot do it any longer, we are taking the food out of our citizens and bibi wants more…? Look, the idea behind all that politics is that they did what they had to, from the day that Hillary Clinton meet with the Muslim brotherhood in Egypt then in Paris it was the go ahead sign and clear what U.S and EU governments were after, to replace a progressive government with yet another of their servants, to replace a modernized governments with what the Saudis wished for. There is no democracy in all of that, hypocrisy, fraudulent acts yes, lying to people yes, but democracy by an empire impossible. The Roman democracy never was about a functioning democracy, so is the fact with the modernized version of it.
Woohooo – Israel now declares war on the world!
Israel will rather forfeit their membership in UN, then their Samson Option doctrine which is based on exclusivity of nuclear arms ownership in the Middle East. They do not expect attack from Europe but if attacked Europe will suffer with them, thanks also for German submarines able to carry Israeli nuclear tipped missiles. This way Israel has insurance that even if country is wiped out it still can punish Europe for allowing it.That is called Samson Option.
Subs are obsolete… The oceans are transparent to new satellite gens xyz radars……..
Also see below: "Navy can track and destroy all enemy submarines simultaneously" Sub programs are now just military spoofing and welfare for Westinghouse and rust-belt [Lieberman's] workers…… hundreds of billions being spent to keep the phony show playing….. even though everyone knows except (those who pay for it) U.S. public…… that they are sacred and slow speed cows… Easy & first to be to slaughtered. [[]] Canuk… How was once proud independent Canada turned to Neoconlandia.. [(B)-itch] of little murder-torture-robbery -welfarelandia…??? Is it religious dogma, election buying or something more sinister.. They wanted to be players, but appear played… WTF…!!!
I'm not so sure about that Guy. I remember reading two articles that talked about Chinese "stealth subs" surfacing next to US aircraft carriers and causing concern among the naval brass, would that be the case if subs were obsolete and ineffective?
The current Canadian government basically wore down the electorate to finally achieve a majority parliament after a succession of minority wins. They took advantage of weak opposition, and a combination of aggressive negative campaigning and a few dirty tricks. They do not have the support of more than 35% of the voting public, and that number may get smaller as their true legislative agenda has been revealed. The government is distinctive for arrogance and lack of respect for Canada's parliamentary traditions. Their unilateral actions in foreign policy – unquestioning support for Israel no matter what, closing diplomatic relations with Iran – has puzzled even supporters. They run by a strict ideological playbook similar to factions of the Republican Party, but I would be shocked if they manage to get a second majority term.
The Sampson Option is what is keeping Israel alive. I think that is the primary reason Euro/America is standing with the zionist. They fear that hot heads like Lieberman/Netanyahoo may resort to using it.
The only solution is one state with one person one vote.Gaza should revert back to Egypt. That would leave 4M Arabs and 5.5M Jews. Hopefully the 2 groups will learn to live with each other or at least tolerate each other in a segregated environment. It will also mean the end of the jewish state .I
The real Samson Option: The US aims to achieve a disarming first strike capability according to missile engineer Bob Aldridge -www.plrc.org. GPS (NAVSTAR) was made to get an accuracy of less than 30 meters for Minuteman-3 and Trident-2, necessary to destroy missile silos. The US Navy can track and destroy all enemy submarines simultaneously according to Bob Aldridge. Professor J. Edward Anderson, "Deployment of anti-missile missiles in Eastern Europe is part of a first-strike strategy." The missiles in Eastern Europe will be operational by 2018. This leads to Launch On Warning by 2017.
I much as I hate the modern state of Israel simply because it doesn't have anything to do with Almighty God nor His Son, I know for a fact Israel will probably tell the UN to go @$%& themsevles. I know… I know… I hate it too. Also, it probably wouldn't take much of a guess to figure out those 6 countries that voted against this. Pathetic hypocrites!
Why do you think they call it the 'Samson option' ? If you remember the Bible story Samson took vengeance on his enemies but also destroyed himself in the process. Israel, the everlasting victim of all kinds of real and imagined wrongs unconsciously seeks to get revenge – on who ? – on all of us, the whole human race and in the process destroy itself with the rest of us. 'An eye for an eye' eventually leads to self-destruction. Negative reciprocity. It would have been better to try : a handshake for a handshake, a good word for a good word. That could lead to peace, but Israelis choose to hold on to ancient fears that still have a grip on their subconscious.
Israel is that clever trickster who knew all along he had no case for his actions and no resources either to by off favors. So what does he do? He goes out of his way to investing his illegally gained loot into the heart of all democratic institutions – Electoral process. Elections in America are primarily run by Jewish sources though most Americans don't care much about this, the same can't be said of the candidates they elect. It couldn't be more clear and brutal than this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIPbdi0wOeM
If Israel acknowledges its nuclear arsenal then the USA is forbidden by law from giving them financial aid. This is why they play the ridiculous game of denial. It's all about the money, honey.
I think that what is truly significant here is that the general assembly of the UN is making a statement that they represent the majority of the earth's inhabitants and don't neccessarily have the same agenda as the security council The structure of the UN is very undemocratic. Recently the general assembly upgraded the status of Palestine. This could be the beginning of a process that will expose the true nature of the UN
Don't we bomb countries that refuse to allow UN nuclear inspections?
If you want to have fun, and see how brainwashed Americans are by their corporate news media, try finding a story on this vote on cnn.com.
You can learn all about Kate's illness, and see the stories that threaten that the world is ending if we don't gut social security and medicare because of the 'fiscal cliff'. But good luck finding this.
Thw most revealing things is that there is no mention whatsoever of all this in the US MSM
I wonder WHY……………..???????????????
If Israel keeps stonewalling, lying and cheating, as they usually do, the international community MUST impose a comprehensive boycott. There has to be a firm line in the sand and Israel must get the message.
I wouldn't be surprised if Israel didn't attempt to play the anti-semite card … again.
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