Israeli Hebrew daily Arutz Sheva reported on April 11, 2012 that the UN facilitator, former Finish ambassador to Washington and London, Jaakko Laajava, paid a secret visit to Israel to discuss Israel’s participation in the NPT conference to occur in Helsinki late this year or next year. He did not receive a yes from the Zionist regime.
On Tuesday, Jaakko Laajava, announced at a meeting in Vienna that the proposed NPT conference on a nuclear free zone in the Middle East looked in doubt as he had yet to secure the needed attendence of all countries in the region.
As expected, the Zionist-controlled mainstreamed media blamed Iran for the deadlock – claiming that Iran has refused to sit with Israel on the same table.
Egypt has warned that “conference failure would invite Arab nations to revise” their nuclear policies.
In 2010, Islamic Republic held its second international conference on a nuke-free Middle East. It was attended by representatives fron 40 states plus United Nations and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The Tehran conference, as expected, was ignored by the Zionist-controlled western media. The Canadian-American Zionist Jewish Islamophobe, David J. Frum, the man behind Dubya Bush’s notorious ‘axis of evil’ speech, made fun of the conference by calling it “a theater of the absurd“.
In May 2010, the Non-Alignment Movement (NAM) states led by Egypt managed to manoeuvre the US into agreeing to a Middle East conference on a nuclear free zone in the Middle East, to be held in 2012. Nearly 189 nations, signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) backed the plan. The nations in a 28-page document urged the Zionist regime to sign the NPT.
Israel along with India and Pakistan has refused to sign the NPT to this day. Iran signed the NPT in 1970.
Israeli prime minister Netanyahu was visiting Canada at that time – he dismissed the plan “deeply flawed” and “hypocritical”.
“Given the distorted nature of this resolution, Israel will not be able to take part in its implementation,” claimed Netanyahu in a statement quoted by AFP news agency.
On May 31, 2010 – BBC posted a headline: “Israel was the big loser in the nuclear review conference in New York – and Iran the big winner. A commentator in the Jerusalem Post said that Egypt had “hit Israel squarely on the jaw” and that the US had thrown Israel a “sucker punch.”
A significant impediment to the Zionist regime’s signing NPT – which it had long been pressured to do – is a clause in American law that would terminate all aid ($6-14 billion annually) to the Zionist entity admit to having nuclear weapons. However, reports from secret agencies have confirmed that Israel has a stockpile of 400 nuclear bombs.