Secret U.S.-Israel Nuclear Accord in Jeopardy


us-israelPresident Barack Obama’s efforts to curb the spread of nuclear weapons threaten to expose and derail a 40-year-old secret U.S. agreement to shield Israel’s nuclear weapons from international scrutiny, former and current U.S. and Israeli officials and nuclear specialists tell The Washington Times. The issue will likely come to a head when Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu meets with Obama on May 18 in Washington. Netanyahu is expected to seek assurances from Obama that he will uphold the U.S. commitment and will not trade Israeli nuclear concessions for Iranian ones.Assistant Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller, speaking Tuesday at a U.N. meeting on the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), said Israel should join the treaty, which would require Israel to declare and relinquish its nuclear arsenal.

“Universal adherence to the NPT itself, including by India, Israel, Pakistan and North Korea, … remains a fundamental objective of the United States,” Ms. Gottemoeller told the meeting, according to Reuters.

She declined to say, however, whether the Obama administration would press Israel to join the treaty.

A senior White House official said the administration considered the nuclear programs of Israel and Iran to be unrelated “apples and oranges.”

{Washington Times/FoxNews/Yair Israel}


  1. If it’s secret, how come Matzav knows about it?

    Anyhow, don’t you know the Washington Tims is owned by the “Reverend” Moon,guru of the Moonie cult? (And also a known anti-Semite.) Believing the Washington Times on anything to do with Israel is like believing the National Enquirer on the family matters of Hollywood stars.

    Get yourself a more reliable source, and then we’ll start to worry.