This seems like a no-brainer to me.
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> From: "GlobalCirclenet" <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Mon Jun 7, 2004 11:26:38 PM US/Pacific
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> Subject: [GNNfeed] IAEA To Press For Inspections Of Israel's Nuclear
> IAEA To Press For Inspections Of Israel's Nuclear Facility
>> From US Campaign To Free Mordechai Vanunu
> World Tribune.com
> JERUSALEM - The International Atomic Energy Agency plans a campaign to
> force Israel to permit international inspections of its Dimona nuclear
> The agency has been under longterm pressure from the European Union,
> states and Iran to focus more attention on Irael's nuclear program.
> Several Arab countries reiterated their call for a nuclear free zone
> in the
> Middle East during a United Nations sponsored disarmament conference in
> Geneva on May 27. Arab envoys said the establishment of such a zone
> be their priority over the coming year.
> IAEA director-general Mohammed El Baradei plans to visit Israel over
> next two months, officials said. The visit was expected to take place
> following the IAEA board of directors's meeting in mid-June to discuss
> Iranian compliance with international nuclear inspection efforts. The
> United States has charged that Teheran has violated its pledge to the
> Israeli officials said the campaign was also in response to a spate of
> articles and television documentaries based on information provided by
> Israeli nuclear spy Mordechai Vanunu. Vanunu was released from an
> prison on April 21 and has been living in a monastery in Jerusalem.
> Officials said several Western countries, together with Israeli and
> international anti-nuclear activitists, plan to focus on Dimona in the
> weeks prior to El Baradei's arrival in Israel. They said Vanunu has
> urged to discuss Dimona and Israel's purported nuclear weapons program.
> The European Union has also been encouraging El Baradei's efforts to
> Israel to open Dimona to international inspections as part of the
> for a nuclear-free Middle East. Officials said such EU countries as
> Britain, France and Germany have quietly warned the Bush administration
> that the West would fail to win Iranian cooperation with the IAEA
> Israel's nuclear program becomes part of the international effort.
> The IAEA drive has been urged by Egypt, Syria and other Arab and Muslim
> states, officials said. Egypt has appealed to the United States to
> Israel to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which would allow
> IAEA to inspect suspected nuclear facilities, including the Dimona
> "There has been a feeling within the international community that too
> attention has been paid to Iran's nuclear program at the expense of
> Israel," a senior Israeli official said. "There is a drive to switch
> focus from Iran to Israel over the next few months by portraying
> Israel as
> an immediate nuclear threat."
> The agency has confirmed that El Baradei will be visiting Israel
> in the summer. An agency spokesman said details have not yet been
> El Baradei's visit would be the first to Israel since 1998. An IAEA
> statement on April 29 said the director-general intends to "use such a
> to consult on his mandate from the IAEA General Conference to promote
> non-proliferation and a nuclear weapon-free zone in the Middle East, as
> well as to discuss bilateral cooperation in nuclear sciences and
> "Arab countries have launched numerous initiatives to free the Middle
> from all weapons of mass destruction, notably nuclear weapons," Saudi
> representative Abdul Wahab Attar said. "They have moved within the Arab
> League to establish a governmental committee of experts to work out a
> treaty to make the Middle East WMD free."
> In late May, Israeli authorities detained a British journalist sent to
> Israel to interview Vanunu for the British Broadcasting Corp. Officials
> said a videotape of an interview by Peter Hounam of Vanunu was seized
> the journalist was expelled from Israel.
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