Israel Rejects Call to Discuss Nuclear Weapons in 2012

Love | Peace Israel rejected today as “flawed and hypocritical” a declaration signed by all 189 parties to the Non-Proliferation Treaty, including the United States, a declaration that singled out Israel for a conference in 2012 to discuss banning weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East.

“As a non-signatory state of the NPT, Israel is not obligated by the decisions of this conference, which has no authority over Israel,” the Israeli government said in an emailed statement.

“Given the distorted nature of this resolution, Israel will not be able to take part in its implementation,” it said.

Reuters reports that the US was not happy having Israel singled out in the declaration, but deferred to the group sentiment. Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu will meet with President Obama on Tuesday in Washington.