Skip to comments.Israel to keep nuclear 'ambiguity'
Posted on 05/11/2010 1:41:34 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
Israel will keep up its longstanding policy of deliberate ambiguity over its nuclear programme, Defence Minister Ehud Barak said on Tuesday, adding that US support for the position remains unchanged.
"This is a good policy and there is no reason to change it. There is complete agreement with the United States on this question," Barak told army radio.
He also said "there is no risk" that inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) would get authorisation to inspect Israel's Dimona nuclear reactor.
"There is no threat over the traditional agreements between Israel and the United States on this issue," said Barak.
"I met President Barack Obama and other US officials two weeks ago. All of them told me denuclearisation efforts target Iran and North Korea."
Israel has maintained its so-called policy of deliberate ambiguity about its nuclear programme since the Jewish state inaugurated the Dimona reactor in the southern Negev desert in 1965.
Media reports have said the United States agreed in 1969 that as long as Israel did not test a nuclear weapon or publicly confirm that it had one, Washington would not press it on the issue.
Foreign military experts believe Israel has an arsenal of several hundred nuclear weapons.
Like nuclear-armed countries India, Pakistan and North Korea, Israel has not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in order to avoid inspections by the Vienna-based IAEA.
But an Israeli scientist on Monday said Israel should end its decades-long silence over its reported nuclear weapons capability and open its nuclear reactor to inspection.
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Good for Israel.
Israel has just as much right to keep their capabilities their own business as I have to not disclose how many knives I have in my house. Or Hammers. Or Pickaxes. Or whatever.............
That’s it. Israel has had the mother of all boating accidents. Who knows what all they lost when the ship capsized.
Ah heck, go ahead and make a mushroom farm of the surrounding area..
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
He said "Hey, the Arabs have all the oil but we got the matches!! Wanna play?"
Zer0 just got himself a Hebraic b****-slap!
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