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Post time 2010-5-29 22:25:07 |Display all floors
US President Barack Obama criticizes the recent NPT statement for singling out Israel.

After the international community agreed to put pressure on Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the US president reacts by condemning the move.

In a statement issued on Friday, US President Barack Obama said the agreement reached at the 2010 NPT review conference singled out Israel with regard to a nuclear weapons-free Middle East.

"We strongly oppose efforts to single out Israel and will oppose actions that jeopardize Israel's national security," President Obama said.

He made the remarks after all 189 NPT signatories reached a deal for the establishment of a nuclear weapons-free zone in the Middle East following a month-long round of talks at the UN Headquarters in New York.

The 28-page statement by the NPT members called on all Middle Eastern states to attend a conference due to be held in 2012.

It also went on to highlight "the importance of Israel's accession to the treaty and the placement of all its nuclear facilities under comprehensive IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) safeguards."

Despite signing the agreement, Washington has sharply criticized mentioning Tel Aviv in the statement.

The reaction comes as Israel is widely believed to be the sixth-largest nuclear power in the world and the sole possessor of an atomic arsenal in the Middle East.

For 40 years, with the help of Washington, Tel Aviv has successfully prevented its undeclared arsenal of approximately 200 atomic warheads from becoming public.

-presstv.ir

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Post time 2010-5-29 22:28:38 |Display all floors
How dare the rest of the world request that Israel join the NPT and allow inspections of Dimona.

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Post time 2010-5-29 22:30:57 |Display all floors
Great, an Iranian source......speaking bout propaganda^^

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Post time 2010-5-29 22:31:36 |Display all floors

Spoken by a true arab and terrorist.

Originally posted by funtogo at 2010-5-29 22:28
How dare the rest of the world request that Israel join the NPT and allow inspections of Dimona.

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Post time 2010-5-29 22:40:36 |Display all floors
Originally posted by Alex2010 at 2010-5-29 22:30
Great, an Iranian source......speaking bout propaganda^^


You prefer CNN, JPost, Bild am Sonntag for your propaganda?

How about addressing the issue and not the messenger, eh?

Or have you westerners too sensitive a spot with Iran sources?

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Post time 2010-5-29 22:43:50 |Display all floors
here`s the original statement:

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
May 28, 2010

Statement by the President on the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference

The United States welcomes the agreements reached at the 2010 Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference to strengthen the global non-proliferation regime.

The NPT must be at the center of our global efforts to stop the spread of nuclear weapons around the world, while pursuing the ultimate goal of a world without them. This agreement includes balanced and practical steps that will advance non-proliferation, nuclear disarmament, and peaceful uses of nuclear energy, which are critical pillars of the global non-proliferation regime. It reaffirms many aspects of the agenda that I laid out in Prague, and which we have pursued together with other nations over the last year, and underscores that those nations that refuse to abide by their international obligations must be held accountable.

The document includes an agreement to hold a regional conference in 2012 to discuss issues relevant to a Middle East zone free of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their delivery systems. The United States has long supported such a 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.

The greatest threat to proliferation in the Middle East, and to the NPT, is Iran’s failure to live up to its NPT obligations. Today’s efforts will only strengthen the NPT as a critical part of our efforts to ensure that all nation’s meet their NPT and non-proliferation obligations, or face consequences. Together, we must work for a world where nation’s benefit from the peaceful power of nuclear energy, while also being secure from the threat posed by nuclear proliferation.

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Post time 2010-5-29 22:47:19 |Display all floors

189 for, Israel against in absentia.

Israel must sign NPT, 189 countries say
Sat, 29 May 2010 00:10:14 GMT

The final statement of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference has called for the establishment of a nuclear weapons-free zone in the Middle East.

The 28-page document, which was agreed upon on Friday by all 189 NPT signatories after a month-long round of talks at UN Headquarters in New York, called for a conference to be held in 2012 "to be attended by all states of the Middle East, leading to the establishment" of a nuclear weapons-free zone in the Middle East.

Western diplomats said the United States finally agreed to a deal at the UN that would pressure Israel to join the NPT, Al Jazeera.net reported.

The final statement of the conference emphasized "the importance of Israel's accession to the treaty and the placement of all its nuclear facilities under comprehensive IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) safeguards," the Al Jazeera.net report added.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon also hailed the outcome of the conference.

Most experts say Israel has a nuclear arsenal of at least 200 nuclear warheads.

The US had initially sought to block the provision calling on Israel to sign the NPT.

-Al Jazeera/presstv.ir

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