Israel refuses weapons inspections

Israel has thwarted attempts against a draft resolution that will open its doors to international observers to its nuclear facilities.

Israel refuses weapons inspections

World Bulletin / News Desk

Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported on Monday that Israel "has begun a diplomatic campaign to thwart a resolution to subject its nuclear facilities to international supervision."

The Haaretz reported that that the draft resolution, submitted to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), is supported by Egypt, Jordan and other Arab and Islamic countries.

The newspaper noted that a senior official in the Israeli Foreign Ministry expressed his fears that the deal with Iran would make it difficult for Israel to deal with such a demand.

The draft resolution will force Israel to open its nuclear facilities to international inspectors. It also calls for a meeting of the international committee specialised in making the Middle East a nuclear-free zone.

Haaretz also said that such a resolution, if passed, would not be binding under the UN Security Council, but it would cause significant political damage to Israel, bring international attention to Israel's nuclear facilities and prompt the IAEA to take further steps against Israel.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Ağustos 2015, 11:27