IAEA ‘puts Israeli nukes on agenda’
The UN nuclear watchdog has unanimously agreed to put the issue of Israel’s nuclear capabilities on the agenda of its annual meeting.
After requests by the Non-Aligned Movement and the Arab League, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) agreed to put the issue of Israel’s nuclear capabilities on the agenda of the 52nd annual meeting of the UN body.
The move was initially met with protests by the US and Canada but the two countries had to back down from their position after they realized that other member states of the IAEA meeting’s presidential board would not support their stance, an informed source told Fars News Agency on Monday.
Israel is believed to possess the only nuclear arsenal of the Middle East but it has so far refused to allow IAEA inspectors to visit its nuclear sites.
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