Arab League on Israeli Nuclear Disclosure

The potential impact of an Israeli decision to disclose its nuclear arsenal crossed my mind today when I saw “this AP story”: about a statement from the Arab League.

I couldn’t find an English version of the original statement, but this is how the article described it:

*As soon as Israel announces it has nuclear weapons, the Arabs will announce their withdrawal from the Nonproliferation Treaty,* the statement said.


Arab countries, all of which are signatories to the treaty, have long called for a nuclear-free Middle East and expressed their concern over Israel’s apparent possession of nuclear weapons.

They said that *if Israel admitted to having the weapons, they would call on the UN Security Council to pressure Israel to destroy its nuclear arsenal and bring its other atomic installation under international inspection.*

If this did not happen, Arab countries would leave the treaty and not sign any new one until Israel itself joined.


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