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    • Jon
    • 14.04.10 | 11:02 (IDT)

    CJ, the arguments for joining the NPT are quite weak. If Obama were sufficiently strategic, he would make it clear as to why Israel would WANT to join NPT. There really are no convincing arguments which is why it will never happen. 1. Despite Israel's close proximity to Palestinian terrorists, it is unthinkable that a terrorist would be able to get their hands on nuclear materials from Dimona. The security is so tight that it is illegal to take photographs of the compound. It is also quite obvious to be removing such large equipment and material from a closely guarded facility. 2. What additional assistance would the IAEA provide? Given its failure to recognize Iran's military nuclear program until recently, I am skeptical that the IAEA could be of great use. 3. Israel has only developed nuclear weapons in the late 1960s. I don't think its marginal support, which is already present to some extent, would alter the effectiveness of the IAEA.

    from the article: Obama: Israel should sign nuclear non-proliferation treaty
    First published 00:52 14.04.10 | Last updated 10:24 14.04.10
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