Despite the fact that global conversations have been focused on the US-Iranian talks that are meant to reenact the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, a number of reports and tweets have shifted eyes to highlight the other major nuclear project in the Middle East, that of Israel.
Double standards of any sort undermine a government’s credibility, ability to influence others and achieve policy goals— Noor Al Hussein (@QueenNoor) February 20, 2021
Biden: End U.S. Hypocrisy on Israeli Nukes. https://t.co/YbdmR8n6ws
An article in Foreign Policy magazine published last Friday has called on the new US president Joe Biden to "end US double standards with regard to the Israeli nuclear efforts." The article written by Victor Gilinsky and Henry Sokolski explored the different ways Israel's work to strengthen its nuclear programs has been concealed by the different US administrations.
Sparking a major discussion online, the article has successfully triggered social media users from around the world to question the reason the US has such a strict approach with the Iranian proliferation attempts as opposed to those of Israel, ones that are believed to be carried out in the Shimon Peres Negev Nuclear Research Center, often referred to as the Dimona site.
What could the U.S. do about Israel’s nukes? We could stop subsidizing them but they appear to have our congress members by the short hairs. We should try to renegotiate with Iran and marginalize Netanyahu as payback for his speech in our Capitol. He deserves a cold shoulder. https://t.co/tFJ4vAA3uN— HeadlineZoo (@HeadlineZooo) February 20, 2021
Only one day before the FP article, the International Panel on Fissile Material (IPFM) published satellite images showing new construction near the Dimona site, suggesting Israeli plans to expand its buildings, which might point at plans to intensify nuclear proliferation for military purposes.
Israel is expanding Dimona, the region's only nuclear bomb factory.@POTUS@iaeaorg@BorisJohnson @EmmanuelMacron#AngelaMerkel— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) February 20, 2021
Concerned? A little?
Care to comment?
I thought so. pic.twitter.com/qwvlKONEqi
Commenting on the news, the Foreign Minister of Iran Javad Zarif addressed some of the world's leaders in a tweet, including the US president Joe Biden, the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the French president Emmanuel Macron, the German Counselor Angela Merkel, in addition to the International Atomic Energy Agency,
calling on them to show the same kind of concern they express when talking about the Iranian program.
While every groundbreaking movement in Iran is discussed & monitored by frequently updated sat images and IMINT freaks, Israel is left completely in the dark corner.— Tajo Takoya (@TajoTakoya) February 18, 2021
So many thanks for this article! https://t.co/rsPGaiNypT pic.twitter.com/hS33zTCtEF
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