The Reliability of Nuclear Agreements in the Middle East

(Ynet News) Prof. Rear Admiral (ret.) Shaul Chorev - A possible normalization agreement between the U.S., Saudi Arabia and Israel includes controversial nuclear components which will potentially endanger Israel's security in the future. Israel is not opposed in principle to nuclear power plants, as seen by the UAE plan to build four reactors, but without control over the fuel cycle. Israel's position regarding the reliability of signing treaties and agreements in the nuclear field by countries in the Middle East has always been skeptical and supported by historical facts. Four treaties violated by countries in the Middle East include Saddam Hussein's Iraq, Muammar Gaddafi's Libya, Bashar Assad's Syria, and the ayatollahs' Iran. Saudi Arabia, despite the far-reaching transformations that have taken place, is not a democratic country, and its leadership may suddenly change and become hostile to Israel - as happened in 1979 in Iran. The writer, a professor of political science at the University of Haifa, is the former head of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission.

2023-10-02 00:00:00

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