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IAEA - US strips naked in support of Israel

IAEA - US strips naked in support of Israel

At the 54th International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference the United States once again managed to persuade a small majority to vote against a resolution calling on Israel to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Astonishingly and defying logic and common-sense, the US envoy to the IAEA Glen Davis actually greeted the outcome of the vote by saying, "The winner here is the peace process. The winner is the opportunity to move forward in a zone free of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East."

In its ardent support for Israeli impunity and singularity the United States appears to have abandoned all reason and self respect. If that sounds extravagant we should ask ourselves how else to understand the US envoy when he said that a vote in favour "could damage more extensive efforts to ban such weapons in the Middle East and send a negative message to the recently resumed Palestinian-Israeli peace process."

Israel not only refuses to become a signatory to the NPT, it also aggressively maintains its determination to hold on to its Middle East nuclear arms monopoly. Israel's IAEA envoy Ehud Azoulay said that, "Adopting this resolution will be a fatal blow to any hope for future co-operative efforts toward better regional security in the Middle East." If that is not a threat, what is?

In this 'Emperor's New Clothes' climate of dissembling absurdity Western rhetoric against Iran, a country that has signed the NPT, can be seen for what it truly is - a smokescreen. Behind that smokescreen and the selective corporate news headlines Israel can be expected to continue dumping its nuclear waste in Occupied Palestinian territory.

Leslie Bravery


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