NAM Urges Full Report on Israeli Nukes

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has called on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to provide a comprehensive report on Israel’s nuclear activities.

The Egyptian government, on behalf of NAM member states, demanded on Tuesday that IAEA Chief Yukiya Amano issue an exhaustive report on Israel’s nuclear arsenals, IRNA reported.

The development came after Amano submitted a report to the IAEA Board of Governors on Friday concerning Tel Aviv’s controversial nuclear program.

The report acknowledged that the agency cannot monitor and assess Israel’s undisclosed nuclear sites due to measures by the Tel Aviv regime restricting the agency from examining its nuclear facilities and potentials.

It also expressed "concern about the Israeli nuclear capabilities" and linked it to "concern about the threat posed by the proliferation of nuclear weapons for the security and stability of the Middle East."

In his visit to Israel last month, Amano called on Tel Aviv to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, also known as the NPT.

Israel has been refusing to confirm or deny its possession of nuclear warheads. Widely considered to be the only nuclear power in the Middle East, the Israeli regime is widely believed to have over 250 atomic warheads.

Having endorsed Israel’s policy of "nuclear ambiguity" over the past 40 years, the United States warned Arab states on Saturday against renewing efforts to focus attention on Israel at an upcoming IAEA meeting.

(Press TV)

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