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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 08.05.10 | 16:45 (IDT)

    The FACT that Israel is a founding member of the IAEA with a long and agreeable relationship with that organization seems to escape many of the most ignorant readers. That Israel may easily accede to the NPT as a nuclear weapons power is also ignored by the ignorant. The IAEA does not inspect the nuclear weapons facilities of nuclear weapons nations. Nor does the NPT require anything more than those powers try to pursue disarmament. In simple terms, there are ignorant, perhaps paranoid, persons posting hysteria and twaddle on this forum. What is not being recognized is that ALL that is being discussed is a relatively minor change in the IAEA - Israel relationship which is being made necessary by changing plans in Israel and regional reality. Given the US/India nuclear treaty and subsequent voiding of the NPT as applied to India Israel would not even have to stop selling dual-use technology to India. Rather than being 'bad news' this article is good news for Israel. Time for Israel to abandon it's 'rogue state' status and become a normal nuclear power.

    from the article: Report: IAEA to discuss Israel's nuclear activities for first time
    First published 00:09 08.05.10 | Last updated 00:09 08.05.10
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