Thursday, June 03, 2010

Israel is already singled out

Kourosh Ziabari - By criticizing the final resolution of the 2010 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, the U.S. government once again demonstrated its indifference and unresponsiveness towards the international community and the bloc of 188 nations that demanded Israel to join the NPT and put its nuclear facilities under the comprehensive safeguards of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

In a statement following the conclusion of the conference, the U.S. President Barack Obama expressed his concern over Israel's being singled out and reaffirmed his country's commitment to the Israel's "security", which is seemingly hinged on the possession of nuclear weapons.

"The United States has long supported such a [nuclear-free Middle East] zone, although our view is that a comprehensive and durable peace in the region and full compliance by all regional states with their arms control and nonproliferation obligations are essential precursors for its establishment. We strongly oppose efforts to single out Israel, and will oppose actions that jeopardize Israel's national security," he said in a statement published immediately after the conference wrapped up.

Obama's militant national security advisor also issued a statement with similar content. "The United States will not permit a conference or actions that could jeopardize Israel’s national security… We will not accept any approach that singles out Israel or sets unrealistic expectations," General James L. Jones said.


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