Jerusalem Post Editorial: Nonproliferation and ambiguity

There was real concern in Jerusalem last week that the Obama administration would allow a UN conference to force Israel to end the ambiguity surrounding its nuclear arms capability.

President Barack Obama, however, lived up to his promise to Israel that America “has your back.” Late on Friday, the US, together with Canada and the UK rejected a resolution proposed by the UN’s Review Conference for the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty in New York.

The last time the conference met five years ago, it produced a resolution that accused Israel of violating the NPT but failed to mention Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Obama said at the time: “We strongly oppose efforts to single out Israel, and will oppose actions that jeopardize Israel’s national security.”


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