September 23, 2010
The US has claimed that the 'Arab states' pressing for a resolution to call on Israel to sign up to a Non-Proliferation treaty, are 'hampering the Middle East peace talks'. Totally amazing how the US can make such a statement and then go on about its fears of Iran acquiring nuclear weapons. Meanwhile, Israel continues to claim the position of 'nuclear ambiguity', neither confirming or denying the widely acknowledged fact that it has nuclear weapons.
If its acceptable for Israel to have these weapons, or to claim 'nuclear ambiguity' then surely Iran is entitled to do the same. You cannot condemn one nation for having nuclear weapons and then enable another to flout these rules and do as they wish without criticism.
And lets be clear, out of Iran and Israel, the latter is the country that has occupied Palestinian territory since 1967, that subjects Palestinians to checkpoints and movement restrictions that means they require Israeli issued permits to go about their daily lives, clearly a nuclear armed Israel is equally a treat to middle east peace, but once again we see the US-Israeli double standards at play.