Israel Rejects Arab Charges It Is Nuclear Threat to Peace

(AFP/Yahoo) Israel rejected Arab charges that it is a nuclear threat to peace after Egypt proposed the creation of a nuclear-weapons-free zone in the Middle East at a meeting of the UN atomic watchdog. Israeli atomic energy commission chief Gideon Frank said an Arab initiative to name Israel as a nuclear threat was unacceptable as it was "politically and cynically motivated." Frank told the IAEA that "many alarming proliferation developments in the Middle East have occurred in recent years....None of these involve Israel but all of them challenge our security." Frank said Israel supported "the principle of converting the Middle East into a zone free of all kinds of weapons of mass destruction as well as ballistic missiles."

2005-09-29 00:00:00

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