Israel and the WMD-free zone: Has Israel closed the door? | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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With the 2012 Middle East WMD-Free Zone Conference still on the agenda in Helsinki, speculation remains whether Israel will attend.

Shaul Chorev, head of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission, delivered a strongly worded speech to the IAEA general conference in Vienna earlier this month, laying out what Israel is likely to accept and not accept as far as the conference is concerned.

The time might be ripe to start thinking about a more far-reaching and radical approach that would involve rethinking the entire framework for considering WMD arms control in the Middle East.

Israel and the WMD-free zone: Has Israel closed the door? | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

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