- Israel is an Undeclared Nuclear Weapons State
by Hans Stehling, https://www.globalresearch.ca/
he state of Israel must not be allowed to remain outside the requirements of international law. The U.N. requires all countries to be a party to the NPT and that Israel must conform to the lawful requirements of U.N. Security Council 2334 which requires the dismantling of all Israeli settlements in the Occupied Territories. Israel is one of only four U.N. Member States who refuses to be a party to nuclear Non-proliferation. The others are Pakistan, India and North Korea. All other 190 states are a party to the NPT and the inspection of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
On 18 September 2009 the General Conference of the IAEA called upon Israel to open its nuclear facilities to official inspection and adhere to the non-proliferation treaty as part of a resolution on “Israeli nuclear capabilities” which passed by a narrow margin of 49–45 with 16 abstentions. The chief Israeli delegate stated that “Israel will not co-operate in any matter with this resolution.” However, similar resolutions were defeated in 2010, 2013, 2014, and 2015. As with Pakistan, the NSG Guidelines currently rule out nuclear exports by all major suppliers to Israel.
The attempt by Israel’s Netanyahu to provoke the United States into a war with non-nuclear Iran, is not only unlawful but is an attempt to use American soldiers to change the balance of power in the Middle East with the objective of Israel becoming the nuclear hegemon controlling the entire Gulf Region with its threat of nuclear WMD.
There is a consensus in European capitals that the Middle East should be a nuclear weapons free zone (NWFZ) and economic pressure should be brought upon Israel to accede to nuclear disarmament, in the interest of regional co-existence and world peace.