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RT: Israel rejects UN call for nuclear transparency

December 4, 2012

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2012: What's the 'real' truth?

Published: 05 December, 2012, 05:59

The United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters. (Reuters / Lucas Jackson)

The United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters. (Reuters / Lucas Jackson)

Israel has rebuffed a UN call to adhere to the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and open itself to international inspectors, calling the suggestion a “meaningless mechanical vote” of a body that “lost all its credibility regarding Israel.”

In a 174-6 vote, the United Nations General Assembly demanded in a non-binding call that Tel Aviv join the NPT “without further delay,” in an effort to create a legally binding nuclear-free Middle East.

Washington, Israel’s strongest ally, surprised no one by voting against the resolution – but did approve two paragraphs that were voted on separately, which called for universal adherence to the NPT and for all non-signatory governments to join.

The UN body “has lost all its credibility regarding Israel with these types of routine votes that are ensured passage by an automatic…

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