The General Assembly of the United Nations on Tuesday (11 December) passed a draft resolution aimed at preventing Israel f rom developing nuclear arms.
The General Assembly of the United Nations on Tuesday (11 December) passed a draft resolution aimed at preventing Israel f rom developing nuclear arms. The Resolution called on all states to end any cooperation with Israel that could help her to acquire and develop these weapons. This includes preventing Israel from importing any fissionable material. Iraq, one of the so-called hardline Arab states, which fiercely criticised the Israel-Egyptian peace pact, sponsored the resolution.
SYNOPSIS: Five previous resolutions to establish a nuclear weapon-free zone in the Middle East have been passed. On Tuesday (11 December), Israel's Permanent Representative Yehuda Blum, presented his country's viewpoint on this latest resolution
The Deputy Permanent Representative of Iraq, Mr Saib A.K. Bafi, spoke in support of the draft resolution. He said Iraq and its thirty-eight co-sponsors of the resolution wanted to remove the danger of nuclear arms in the Middle East. He believed the resolution should be adopted, because it contained what he called valid material. later, Jordan's Permanent Representative, Mr Hazem Nuseibeh, said he hoped the General Assembly realised the danger hanging over Arab heads.