Egypt is working with the White House towards developing a nuclear free Mideast, working to assist the administration in halting Iran’s nuclear program, but at the same time, calling on President Barak Obama to address Israel’s nuclear weaponry. The effort appears to be based on the 1995 United Nations review of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the Wall Street Journal reports, quoting unnamed American officials. The Egyptian effort calls for a totally nuclear free zone, including Iran, Israel and Turkey.
A US official quoted in the report adds that he does not see any significant progress on this front until such time there is progress in peace-making efforts between Israel and her neighbors.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)