U.S. Britain & Canada reject nuclear disarmament so israel can keep its nukes

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US rejects nuclear disarmament document over Israel concerns

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/us-rejects-nuclear-disarmament-document-over-israel-concerns/2015/05/22/18172276-00ec-11e5-8c77-bf274685e1df_story.html

May 22
UNITED NATIONS — The United States on Friday blocked a global document aimed at ridding the world of nuclear weapons, saying Egypt and other states tried to “cynically manipulate” the process by setting a deadline for Israel and its neighbors to meet within months on a Middle East zone free of such weapons.

The now-failed final document of a landmark treaty review conference had called on the U.N. secretary-general to convene the Middle East conference no later than March 2016, regardless of whether Israel and its neighbors agree on an agenda.

Israel is not a party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and has never publicly declared what is widely considered to be an extensive nuclear weapons program. A conference might force Israel to acknowledge it.

Since adopting a final document requires consensus, the rejection by the…

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