Israel rebuffs fresh calls to sign NPT
The Israeli nuclear agency on Tuesday dismissed attempts by Arab states to push it into becoming a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). In a speech delivered on Tuesday, Israeli Atomic Energy Organization Director General Shaul Chorev slammed what he called "continuous ill-motivated efforts to single out and to condemn" Israel.
Chorevl's reaction came following a non-binding resolution, which urges Israel to join a global anti-nuclear arms treaty.
The "proposed resolution is incompatible with basic principles and norms of international law," Reuters quoted Chorev as saying in his address to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) gathering.
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano has recently spoken about the Israeli nuclear program, saying that Tel Aviv was restricting the agency from examining its nuclear potentials.