#6: Israel non-signatory: Iran not in compliance - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Paul Freedman
    • 07.11.07 | 16:27 (IST)

    Mark--Israel is non-signatory--it does not fall under the NPT sanctions nor the *benefits* and technical assistance signatories receive. Iran is *not* in complaince, your assertions are counter-factual: as it happens it concealed significant nuclear initiatives from inspectors and still has refused to allow freedom of action for international inspectors to confirm activities and faciliities and monitor enrichment. Moreover, Ahmadinejad stated in the same speech that he has refused to negotiate with the United States over monitoring Iranian development. Israel would be nutsy tootsy fruitsy to give up its nuclear deterrent and the international community will not prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons although various inertially motivated non-proliferation protocols might slow the development. Israel will have to decide whether it can live with Ahmadinejad's bomb--this isn't an international issue of international legality but Israel's assessment of Iranian intentions.

    from the article: Iran: We have 3,000 centrifuges working at enrichment plant
    First published 00:00 07.11.07 | Last updated 00:00 07.11.07
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