Turkish Prime Minister: Why is the World turning a Blind Eye on Isreal’s Nuclear Program?


Tayyip in action

The Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan plans to take on Israel once more at the at the Nuclear Summit in Washington.

According to Fars News (quoting from AP):

Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday, before leaving Turkey for the U.S.  to participate in the nuclear security conference in Washington, told reporters: “Iran’s nuclear program is carefully evaluated because Iran is at the IAEA, but because Israel has not signed  and is a not a member of the NPT it is free to do anything it wants.”
The Turkish Prime Minister continued: “We are upset about this issue and will say so.”
The Israeli cabinet announced a few days ago, that Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister, had canceled his trip to attend the nuclear conference in Washington. Netanyahu is concerned that in this meeting Turkey and other Muslim countries want to talk about Israel’s nuclear program.
Israel, which claims that Iran is developing nuclear weapons, is the only holder of nuclear weapons in the Middle East keeping in its arsenal more than 200 nuclear weapons.
On the other hand, while Iran has signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty, this regime continues to refuse to commit to the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Turns out Netanyahu was right in fearing that this topic might come up. You see, this is interesting. It was obvious in the first place, that at a Nuclear Security Conference, Israel’s nuclear weapons program is fair game for discussion. Israel does not think so, however.
Even a conference about nuclear security, you cannot ever discuss even less criticise Israel for its nuclear program. Even if it never publicly admitted to actually having one.

Source: Fars News Agency.