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UN Calls on Israel to Give Up Its Nuclear Weapons

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The UN General Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution asking Israel to give up its nuclear weapons and permit international authorities to inspect its nuclear facilities, AP reported.

The resolution was introduced by Egypt, that old friend of the Jewish state, and passed with a 116-5 vote. It pointed out that Israel is the only country in the Middle East which has not signed the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

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The resolution suggested Israel should accede to the treaty without further delay, and agree not to develop, produce, test, or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons, and to renounce possession of nuclear weapons.

How very precious…

Israel, the U.S., Canada, Palau and Micronesia voted against the measure; 18 countries abstained.

U.S. representative Robert Wood said the measure “fails to meet the fundamental tests of fairness and balance. It confines itself to expressions of concern about the activities of a single country.”

And not the country you’d expect to drop the bomb on anyone as soon as it managed to get a bomb.

According to AP, Israel responded that the possibility of Iran creating nuclear weapons is the real threat to peace in the region. It also suggested the UN has “lost all its credibility regarding Israel with these types of routine votes that are ensured passage by an automatic majority and which single out Israel.”

Can’t argue with that.

In September, a similar proposal failed to gain approval at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, where it was rejected by 58 to 45 votes, RT reported.

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