UN vote urges Israel to renounce nuclear arms ~ AP, AlJazeera.
General Assembly approves resolution calling on Israel to put its nuclear facilities under international oversight.
Israel is widely considered to possess nuclear arms but declines to confirm it [Reuters]
|The UN General Assembly approved an Arab-backed resolution calling on Israel to renounce possession of nuclear weapons and put its nuclear facilities under international oversight.
The resolution, adopted in a 161-5 vote on Tuesday, noted that Israel is the only Middle Eastern country that is not party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
It called on Israel to “accede to that treaty without further delay, not to develop, produce, test or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons, to renounce possession of nuclear weapons”.
The resolution also called on Israel to put its nuclear facilities under the safeguard of the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency.
The United States and Canada were among four…
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