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September 22, 2013 5:24 pm

UN Nuclear Watchdog Rebuffs Effort to Single Out Israel

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Israel's Dimona nuclear plant. Photo: Arutz Sheva.

JNS.orgMember states of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the U.N. nuclear watchdog, on Friday rejected a resolution by Arab states that only criticized Israel’s nuclear capability as part of a call to remove weapons of mass destruction from the entire Middle East.

Fifty-one IAEA member nations voted against the resolution calling on Israel to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and 43 countries voted in favor.

Israel’s Atomic Energy Commission said in a statement that the IAEA vote sent the message that the agency “refuses to adopt resolutions whose goals are to isolate one nation out of political motivations.”

“Israel hopes that the Arab nations standing behind the denied proposal will realize the futility of making unilateral moves in international organizations without direct talks [with Israel] or working towards mutual interests in the area, especially in light of the recent regional developments,” the Israeli statement said.

Meanwhile, the IAEA’s latest report on the Iranian nuclear program states that the Islamic Republic is “continuing to install advanced and first-generation centrifuges.”

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