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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:30 PM

Israel Rejects UN Call For Nuclear Transparency

Source: RT

Israel has rebuffed a UN call to adhere to the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and open itself to international inspectors, calling the suggestion a "meaningless mechanical vote" of a body that “lost all its credibility regarding Israel.”

In a 174-6 vote, the United Nations General Assembly demanded in a non-binding call that Tel Aviv join the NPT “without further delay," in an effort to create a legally binding nuclear-free Middle East.

Washington, Israel's strongest ally, surprised no one by voting against the resolution – but did approve two paragraphs that were voted on separately, which called for universal adherence to the NPT and for all non-signatory governments to join.

The UN body "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," Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor was quoted by Jerusalem Post as saying.


Read more: http://rt.com/news/israel-rejects-un-nuclear-transparency-298/

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Reply Israel Rejects UN Call For Nuclear Transparency (Original post)
Purveyor Dec 2012 OP
teddy51 Dec 2012 #1
polly7 Dec 2012 #2
NeoBergie Dec 2012 #3
Fozzledick Dec 2012 #4
DRoseDARs Dec 2012 #5
Fozzledick Dec 2012 #6
DRoseDARs Dec 2012 #14
dipsydoodle Dec 2012 #7
Fozzledick Dec 2012 #12
dipsydoodle Dec 2012 #13
John2 Dec 2012 #9
John2 Dec 2012 #10
RandiFan1290 Dec 2012 #8
Marrah_G Dec 2012 #11
bunnies Dec 2012 #15
Comrade Grumpy Dec 2012 #16
Purveyor Dec 2012 #17
Sgent Dec 2012 #18

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:57 PM

1. And Israel continues to isolate itself! Big surprise in that with Netanyahu at the helm.

 

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:59 PM

2. Quelle surprise!

I'm glad to see the rest of the world finally calling out the hypocrisy though.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:27 PM

3. Unbelievable !

I resent the US ties with Israel. They have some NERVE! What can the UN do with such blatant hostility?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:25 AM

4. Has the U.N. General Assembly passed any resolutions on Syria lately?

I can't recall reading about any. Maybe it's just not a serious issue.

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Response to DRoseDARs (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:36 AM

6. Damn! How could I have missed that?

I guess it just didn't get much publicity.

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Response to Fozzledick (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 04:58 AM

7. An issue complicated by the similar one on Libya.

As a result of the Libyan resolution, which was worded in such a way to allow its intentions to be abused, it is regarded / known that both Russia and China would veto a similar one on Syria.

The above is statement of fact : not judgement.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:33 AM

12. I think you're making the same mistake I did.

Confusing the Security Council resolutions that were blocked by Russia and China with the General Assembly resolution that was treated as insignificant by the press.

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Response to Fozzledick (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:53 AM

13. I assume you mean where they expressed disapproval.

Yes that did happen.

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Response to Fozzledick (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:24 AM

9. Has the U.N.

 

passed any resolutions on Iran,Iraq or any other country Israel complained about Nuclear weapons on? Why should Israel be treated any differently on the Nuclear issue? Did the U.S. have any responsibility in Israel acquiring Nuclear capability? Did our government ask for sanctions and didn't Israel have a history of collaborating with the Apartheid Government of South Africa in this matter?

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Response to Fozzledick (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:31 AM

10. I actually

 

think the U.S. should dictate to both countries as the leader of the Free World. That is what I would do if I was the President. I don't think Netanyahu respects the United States for what we have done for Israel. Especially when he tried to influence our elections.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:07 AM

8. Time for sanctions!

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 08:54 AM

11. So everyone else should have to be transparent, but not them

Hypocrites!

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 03:32 PM

15. And if Iran did this...

we'd hear Bibi screaming from here.

Its pretty bad when Iran seems the logic one:


“The truth is that the Israeli regime is the only party which rejected to conditions for a conference,” Iranian diplomat Khodadad Seifi told the General Assembly on Monday, as he called for “strong pressure on that regime to participate in the conference without any preconditions.”

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 03:50 PM

16. When do the sanctions begin?

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 04:14 PM

17. When there is 'ice skating' in Hell? eom

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 04:43 PM

18. Why should Isreal be required to sign a treaty?

There are a lot of treaties that various countries don't sign. Israel decided that the costs of the NPT outweigh the benefits so they didn't sign it.

Iran, Iraq, etc., decided they wanted the money and transfer of technology that they would receive by signing the treaty. But now they want the benefits of being a signatory without the costs that go along with it.

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