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In an unprecedented move, the International Atomic Energy Agency is scheduled next month to take up the issue of Israel's alleged nuclear arsenal, an action which it never before has done, according to a report from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.
The IAEA June 7 board meeting reportedly lists "Israeli nuclear capabilities" as the eighth agenda item. The item reportedly was added at the request of Arab interests.
In an April 23 letter to the IAEA, the 18 Arab national members of the nuclear oversight group urged IAEA chief Yukiya Amano to enforce a resolution calling on Israel to allow IAEA inspection of its nuclear facilities.
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Israel has refused to do so.
The agenda item, however, could be removed if the U.S. and other countries mount strong opposition to it.
If the item remains on the agenda, it could deflect attention from the topic of Iran's nuclear enrichment efforts and Tehran's refusal until now to adhere to numerous United Nations Security Council resolutions calling on Iran to halt its nuclear program. If the item is removed from the IAEA agenda, it could encourage other Arab countries to undertake a nuclear initiative, making it impossible to achieve a nuclear-free Middle East, which already may be too late due to Israel's alleged nuclear arsenal.