23 October 2012

Israel should give up its nuclear arsenal to Stop Iran's Centrifuges

For 45 years, Israel has been the only nuclear power in the Middle East and one of four nuclear-armed countries not recognized as a Nuclear Weapons State by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Would someone Please tell Israel if you want to Stop Iran's Centrifuges they would do so only if Israel Accepts to eliminate its Nuclear Weapons. Let us aim for a Nuclear-Free Middle East

On 19 September 2012, to nobody’s surprise, Shaul Chorev, the director-general of Israel’s Atomic Energy Commission, announced that his government would not attend an upcoming conference devoted to establishing a nuclear-free Middle East. The announcement reaffirmed Israel’s long-standing position that a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East is a must but Tel Aviv will not take any steps toward eliminating its nuclear weapons.

Since 1957, Israel has invested tremendous resources in building up a solid nuclear arsenal in Dimona. Today, according to various estimates, this stockpile comprises some 100–300 devices, including two-stage thermonuclear warheads and a variety of delivery systems, the most important of which are modern German-built submarines, which constitute the backbone of Israel’s second-strike capability.

Shimon Peres, the architect of Israel’s nuclear program and now Israel’s president, relentlessly argued in public speeches and writings that Israel needed to compensate for the large size of the Arab armies with “science” -- a code word for nuclear arms.

Iran has been calling for a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East since 1974 and perceives the Israeli arsenal as a great threat, I don't understand how the world can look at Iran as the demon while Israel is not budging on its nuclear policy?!!!

If Israel is really terrified that Iran acquires weapons of mass destruction, the only way out for Israel is agreeing to give up its nuclear arsenal. Accepting the calls for a region free of weapons of mass destruction and joining in a similar sacrifice by all other regional actors, including Iran, should be the only option. Only then the world should ask Iran to stop their centrifuges otherwise the whole global community should shut up.

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