President Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett renewed a decades-old agreement on Israel’s secret nuclear weapons program during their meeting in Washington last week, Axios reported on Wednesday.
It is believed that Israel first produced nuclear weapons in the late 1960s, and current estimates put Israel’s arsenal somewhere between 90 and 300 warheads. Every US president since Nixon has agreed not to press Israel to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty. In return, Israel agrees not to declare its nuclear arsenal and operates the program covertly.
The ambiguity allows the US to give Israel aid, which is technically illegal due to the existence of Israel’s nuclear arsenal. Under foreign assistance laws, the US cannot provide aid to nuclear-armed states that refuse to sign the NPT.
The irony of the arrangement is that Israel constantly accuses Iran of operating a secret nuclear weapons program. And one of the main Israeli talking points is that if Iran ever acquires a nuclear bomb, it would trigger a regional arms race.
Israel is not just waging a propaganda war against Iran. The accusations come along with covert attacks on Iranian nuclear facilities and brazen assassinations of nuclear scientists.
The US entertains the Israeli narrative, and pressure from Israel is what led to the Trump administration withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA. Iran remains under heavy US sanctions, and this economic warfare is justified by the idea that Tehran is racing to develop a bomb when that is not the case.
The JCPOA puts strict limits on Iran’s nuclear program. But instead of favoring a US return to the deal, Israel is doing everything to sabotage negotiations. One reason the Israelis say they are against the JCPOA is that it has an expiration date. But that ignores the fact that after the JCPOA, Iran would still be bound by the NPT.
28 thoughts on “Biden and Bennett Renew Agreement on Israel’s Secret Nuclear Weapons Program”
One of the many tricks our No.1 Welfare Queen uses keep sucking on our money. Yours & Mine. It’s against American Law and national interests. Maybe JFK was snuffed so this fraud on our laws could continue. He apparently was not in favor of a nuclear Israel. So it seems we do everything possible to enable Israel nuclear enhancement while doing everything possible to hoble Iran”s nuclear pursuits. Israel plays way too lose with the rules, but Iran is allowed no leeway in anything. I wonder what Ridley King would have to say, if he were amongst the living.
Sleepy Joe fell asleep during the meeting.
Stay on topic. By that standard you are inferring, all Presidents have been asleep at the wheel when it comes to Israel.
Eisenhower and JFK were quite cool to Israel-get your facts right.LBS stood silently by the Egyptian blockage.
A rogue, illegal apartheid, paranoid state armed to the teeth, with illegal and uncountable nukes with paranoia,delusions of favoritism and a ‘Sampson Option’ if all goes wrong. What could go wrong?
Then let Israels enemies make peace,as Egypt did.
By getting paid off and look the other way when then the military overthrows their gov? No thanks. Beter idea is return the stolen land-elections for one and all and then we have peace…BDS
So the Jews can be driven out,as happened in Egypt,Syria,Algeria ect ect ect . Whogave back the lands and propreties of Iraqi Jews,stolen from them?
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So you have no answer and lost the argument.
Better idea is for the Arab world to return the lands and properties stolen from the Jewish peoples.
Egypt pumps toxic gas into Gaza tunnel, three Palestinians dead – report
Don’t build tunnels under someone else’s home.
Don’t build your home on stolen land.
like we did here in the western hem.
1.Trite propaganda answer-think for yourself.
2.Some Jewish people always resided in Palestine.
3.Lands were PURCHASED.
4.Populations were exchanged-Jewish people evicted from the Arab world and Europe came to Palestine.
5.Those are the facts-get used to it.
Israel’s nukes are as legal as anyone else’s nukes How are Pakistan’s nukes more legal? The state was recognized by the UN, so how it illegal?
Iran needs nukes. Perfectly legal.
Iran signed the NPT-perfectly illegal.
So pathetic, just shows again that DC is dysfunctional and immoral and needs to be purged.
Who shall be above the law?
Iran is bound by the NPT, signed by Iranian representatives in 1968, ratified in 1970.
I do not want my tax dollars going to Israel, but what can I, a common citizen of the United States of America, do??
Help us start the Revolution.
A worthless document signed by a u.s. puppet dictatorship. No longer valid.
This is criminal.
One day it will break, and the criminals we get what they’ve got coming to them.
I hope that Iran does go nuclear (not that I’m advocating for nuclear war,)
There needs to be a balance of power in the Middle East to rein in the ZioNazis.
Right, a true pacifist.
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