You may recall that Rose Gottemoeller caused a bit of a stir at the 2009 NPT PrepComm when she “included”:http://www.un.org/disarmament/WMD/Nuclear/NPT2010Prepcom/PrepCom2009/statements/2009/05May2009/05May2009AMSpeaker-4-USA.pdf Israel on the list of countries which the United States would like to sign the NPT.
Well, I thought of that speech when I read the 1997 version of the Congressionally-mandated “_Report to Congress:
Update on Progress Toward Regional Nonproliferation in South Asia_”:http://www.fas.org/irp/threat/970615-dos-nonpro.htm and ran across this:
bq. The U.S. continues to urge India and Pakistan to refrain from conducting a nuclear test, and we continue to monitor the situation in both countries carefully. We have argued that a test would not enhance the security of either country, and would set back *global disarmament efforts, particularly now that all five nuclear weapons states and Israel have signed the CTBT.*
Now, that statement does not _say_ that Israel has nuclear weapons, but there aren’t many other reasons I can think of for including Israel in that list.