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UN votes overwhelmingly to rid Israel of nuclear weapons

Free West Media | November 6, 2022

The United Nations General Assembly was unequivocal: With 152 votes to 5, Israel’s nuclear arsenal was condemned by a vast majority of countries. Although Tel Aviv has never officially acknowledged its nuclear capability, experts believe it has at least 90 nuclear warheads, and perhaps many more.

On October 28, almost 80 percent of all UN member states adopted a resolution that called on Israel to give up its nuclear weapons, join the Non-Proliferation Treaty, and allow the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to inspect its nuclear facilities. The resolution, document A/C.1/77/L.2, was titled “The risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East”.

It was adopted in the 25th plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly’s First Committee, which is focused on disarmament and international security.

The five countries that voted against the measure were the United States and Canada, the small island nations of Palau and Micronesia, and Israel itself. Some 24 members of the European Union, NATO allies, and India abstained.

The resolution urged Israel “not to develop, produce, test or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons, to renounce possession of nuclear weapons and to place all its unsafeguarded nuclear facilities under full-scope Agency safeguards as an important confidence-building measure among all States of the region and as a step towards enhancing peace and security”.

It was introduced by Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt (on behalf of the Arab League), Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, and the UN-recognized state of Palestine.

In 2019, the United States and Israel were the only countries that voted against UN General Assembly draft resolutions calling for establishing a nuclear weapons-free Middle East, preventing an arms race in outer space, and ending Washington’s illegal six-decade blockade of Cuba.

November 6, 2022 - Posted by | Militarism | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. “The five countries that voted against the measure were the United States and Canada, the small island nations of Palau and Micronesia, and Israel itself. Some 24 members of the European Union, NATO allies, and India abstained”.

    How did Israel get a vote? My understanding is that Israel has only an “Observer Status”(like it has at the International Criminal Court at the Hague).
    And the USA, Israel’s “Pet Dog” can always be relied upon to vote for Israel’s needs, because Israel controls the American Politicians.
    Israel should be completely isolated from the UN and ICC, because, at the moment it is a “DeFacto member”, but cannot be bound by the rules that the rest of us are bound by.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | November 6, 2022 | Reply

  2. Great news. The Free World stands united against the only pariah state with the reckless arrogance to use such Genocidal weaponry to devastate any country that tries to moderate its Genocide of the Palestinians, apart from the USA and UK which used depleted Uranium=-tipped shells against Iraq as a key proponent of ridding the Middle East of an illegal invader. It has wreaked the nuclear reactors of Iraq, Syria and Iran with no regard to the nuclear catastrophes that may have engulfed those Nations. Its guilty motives lie in its deception that Dimona has not made nuclear bombs, despite Vanunu revealing it had 200 by 1986. Such a criminal entity should be arrested (sanctioned) and forcibly disarmed by the UN under Chapter V11 while the US and UK are barred from voting as ‘parties to the dispute’ (Chapter V, Art.27 (3)).

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    Comment by jbthring | November 7, 2022 | Reply


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