UN Nuclear Assembly Rejects Arab Push on Israel

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yukia-amano-iaeaThe International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has rejected an Iranian-backed Arab bid to single out Israel for criticism over its assumed atomic arsenal, in a diplomatic victory for Western powers that opposed the initiative.

51 countries voted against the text, which called on Israel to join the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), while 43 states voted for the measure. The rest abstained or were absent.

The U.S. said earlier that targeting Israel would only hurt broader steps aimed at banning weapons of mass destruction in the region.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}

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