Love | Peace The National UAE reports that “Israeli nuclear capabilities” have been listed as the eighth item on the provisional agenda for the June 7 board meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency, an unpredecented step in the agency’s 53-year history.
The inclusion, made at the request of Arab states, could still be removed from the agenda if the US and other allies of Israel voice strong opposition.
Israel, like Pakistan and India, has not signed the NPT, which is aimed at halting the spread of nuclear weapons, guaranteeing the right of all members to develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes and committing the original five nuclear powers – the US, Russia, China, Britain and France – to phase out their arsenals.
Israel refuses to discuss its nuclear capability. The US has called for a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East in an effort to gain support for sanctions against Iran. Read on at The National.