Israel Rejects UN Call to Probe Its Nuclear Program


israel1Israel dismissed on Tuesday a resolution passed overwhelmingly in the UN General Assembly calling on it to open its nuclear program to inspection as a “meaningless mechanical vote.”

The resolution was formulated 10 years ago and is brought to the General Assembly and passed overwhelmingly year after year, said Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor. The Assembly has lost all its credibility regarding Israel with these types of routine votes that are ensured passage by an automatic majority and which single out Israel, he said.

Israel’s official policy is that it will “not be the first country to introduce weapons into the Middle East,” and that it supports a nuclear-free Middle East following the attainment of peace.

{ Israel News Bureau}