x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Nuclear watchdog throws out anti-Israel resolution

The UN atomic watchdog throws out an Arab-backed resolution urging Israel to accede to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

The UN atomic watchdog today threw out an Arab-backed resolution urging Israel to accede to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The International Atomic Energy Agency, on the last day of its annual general conference, voted against the resolution, with 51 votes against, 46 votes for and 23 abstentions. The United States had urged countries to vote against the non-binding resolution, saying it could derail broader efforts to ban such arms in the Middle East and also send a negative signal to the relaunched Israeli-Palestinian peace process. * Agencies