It’s not possible to adhere to the nuclear ambiguity policy forever. It’s probably only a matter of time before the U.S. will also insist that Israel changes its policy.
Syria chemical weapons
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says West using U.S.-Russia deal on Syrian chemical weapons to push through resolution allowing military intervention.
Sadat did not use gas against the IDF, for precisely the same reason that Syrian President Hafez Assad refrained from using chemical weapons in his conflicts with Israel.
Though it would not have been binding, Jerusalem was concerned that an IAEA resolution on Israel's supposed nuclear capabilities would have diverted international attention from Iran and Syria.
The U.S. President will meet Abbas on Tuesday and his General Assembly address will focus on the Middle East. No meeting scheduled with Iran's Rohani yet.
Western diplomat warns that world powers will go to UN Security Council if Assad fails to account for all the suspected stockpile.
After deal to get rid of Syria's chemical weapons, Russia is dragging the Israeli nuclear issue into the Middle East negotiations.
Syria's deputy PM tells The Guardian that neither side is strong enough to tip the balance in the two-year civil war.
Russian President Vladimir Putin allies himself with tyrants and rules through violence and repression, Mccain writes in a scathing retort to a New York Times op-ed by Putin earlier this month.
It is essential to maintain momentum in diplomatic and political process, NATO Secretary-General Anders Rasmussen says.