Saturday, October 4, 2008

Kim Jong Il's Nuclear ProLiferation

Israel's representative to the IAEA said the axis of evil had grown, stating at least six Arab nations had ignored arms control agreements. Haaretz noted:

Middle Eastern countries which had obtained the means produce doomsday weapons and ballistic missiles covertly from North Korea while ignoring commitments as members of the NPT and other arms-control regimes.

"At a time when the international community concentrates on North Korea's nuclear activities and its non-compliance with safeguards agreements, the Middle East is at the receiving end of North Korea's reckless practices,"

Israeli envoy David Danieli told the global meeting in Vienna. "North Korea has long become a source of proliferation of dangerous weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles in the Middle East," he said.

"At least half a dozen countries in the region who do not even pay lip service to control regimes and are acting in bad faith regarding their stated policy and their undertakings regarding non-proliferation conventions have become eager recipients of North Korea mostly through black market and covert network channels," Danieli said, but did not name the six nations.

And this accusation came from a country with over 200 nuclear weapons and a nonsignatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Name them and provide the evidence. It's time for a clean accounting from all parties.