Perhaps the greatest irony of all is that it is Iran who has been arguing for decades that the Middle East should be a nuclear-free zone. The idea was first floated by the Shah in 1969, and was first formally proposed by Iran in a joint UN General Assembly resolution, but the idea failed to garner any support. The idea was again raised by current Iranian President Ahmedinejad in 2006 and again by Iranian Foreign Minister Mottaki in 2008, but these calls have not even been acknowledged by the west, let alone seriously considered.Why does Israel refuse to declare its nuclear weapons stockpile? Why do they refuse to sign on to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty?Why do they refuse IAEA inspections of their nuclear facility?Why did they kidnap and imprison Mordechai Vanunu for 18 years for providing the proof of their nuclear program?And perhaps most importantly, why does the United States, the only country who could single-handedly force NPT compliance from Israel, still refusing to even admit the openly-acknowledged status of Israel as a nuclear power?
[SEE...Iran Leads Int'l Efforts to Draft Nuclear Disarmament Convention http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9003180982 NAM stressed all countries’ natural right to nuclear energy http://www.irna.ir/ENNewsShow.aspx?NID=30423084&SRCH=1 Iran to Hold 2nd N. Disarmament Confab http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9003160827 Iran: implement NPT fully and indiscriminately to end nuke threat http://www.irna.ir/ENNewsShow.aspx?NID=30326536&SRCH=1 Obama Is Breaking The Symington Amendment Law http://politics.kosmix.com/topic/Symington_Amendment Us Violates NPT and US Laws by Supplying Nuclear Material To Israel Which Refuses Npt And Iaea http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HSZFTx8OF4&feature=youtube_gdata_player