Egyptian Israeli dispute at meeting of the U.N. atomic watchdog
Egypt slammed Israel on Wednesday for questioning its commitment to nuclear non-proliferation at an annual meeting of the U.N. atomic watchdog. In an unusually blunt statement at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), an Egyptian envoy told its 151-nation assembly that Israel's representative had demonstrated "the full meaning of the word chutzpah." The Yiddish word, also used in the English language, means "gall".
"Unlike Israel, which is widely known to pay no more than lip-service to the objective of a nuclear weapon free Middle East, Egypt's consistent efforts ... are extensively and well documented," Aly Omar Sirry said, according to Reuters.
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