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Obama: Israel should sign NPT

American president lauds leaders who took part in Washington nuke summit, says world safer as result of conference; responding to question, Obama says all nations should sign Non-Proliferation Treaty, including Israel

By Yitzhak Benhorin

April 14, 2010

WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the US Administration calls upon all nations to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty, including Israel.

Speaking at a press conference end of a nuclear summit in Washington, Obama said that the world was safer today as result of the convention's achievements.

“We have seized the opportunity,” Obama said at the conclusion of a two-day summit on nuclear security in Washington. “The American people will be safer and the world will be more secure.”

When asked about Israel's nuclear program, Obama at first refused to address the issue, instead insisting to talk about the US and its commitment to reducing American nuclear weapon stockpiles.

"Initially you were talking about US behavior, and then suddenly we're talking about Israel. Let me talk about the United States," the president said. "I do think that as part of the NPT, our obligation, as the largest nuclear power in the world, is to take steps to reducing our nuclear stockpile. And that's what the START treaty was about, sending a message that we are going to meet our obligations…as far as Israel goes, I'm not going to comment on their program.

However, although initially saying he will not address Israel's nuclear program, Obama continued, pointing out that the US is calling on all nations to sign the NPT.

"What I'm going to point to is the fact that consistently we have urged all countries to become members of the NPT. So there's no contradiction there," he said. "And so whether we're talking about Israel or any other country, we think that becoming part of the NPT is important. And that, by the way, is not a new position. That's been a consistent position of the United States government, even prior to my administration."


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  • Good man, its about time Israel's legendary hypocrisy was dealt with

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  • I think the world really started to go to shit when several countries decided to make exclusive clubs and if you didn't join in you were sanctioned.

    Why the hell should any one country do what another country tells them to do?

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  • The history of this issue is much more complex than Obama understand with his stupid statement.

    Lets review the history.

    Robert Oppenheimer = Jewish
    Enrico Fermi = wife was Jewish
    Albert Einstein = Jewish
    Leo Szilard = Jewish
    Benjamin Liebowitz = Jewish
    Jonas Salk = Jewish

    ...and countless other Jewish academics were involved in the discovery and invention of the nuclear chain reaction since the 1940's

    Israel has been in possession of this information since it's inception due to the fact tha More..

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    • Jewish people acted responsibly? LOL These Lucifer worshiping Jews had Truman bomb the two cities in Japan with the most Christians as Satan's revenge for Sodom and Gomorrah.

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    • Ah its the blocker, pathetic

      Anyway, it was the French who assisted the Israelis in building a nuclear reactor and weapons in the 50's and 60's

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    • I was sympathetic to the Palestinian cause 20 years ago. I was also sympathetic to allowing Islamic Arabs to escape from the Middle East to the West so they could have freedom from the "claimed" oppresion of their homelands.

      I am no longer.

      Blocker? yes.

      I would also be a person smiling watching the video footage of a hellfire missile striking the vehicle you are driving if the footage was posted here on LL.

      Blocking you, and your ilk is the least of your worries.

      I could care le More..

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    • Sir, may I add that President Truman was never told that by breaking the Soviet wartime code, Washington had largely substantiated Communist Moscow's infiltration of the American government. The Soviets knew we knew they knew we knew. The only one who didn't know was the President of the United States. Our politics was injured for 30 years by this.

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    • Ah, and we find out you are borderline psychopath as well.

      Its only a particular type of LL poster who wishes death on other members

      You're no better than the worst people you criticise,
      enjoy getting out of the moral prison in your head!

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  • tell me israel needs nukes for what reason ?

    im starting to suspect they dont even have any nukes the way they are shitting it over iran

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    • It needs nukes so that it can be the undisputed regional hegemeon, so that in the final analysis no regional state can act without considering Israel's wishes

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  • How can anyone dare to think that Israel should sign the NPT is beyond me.
    I mean, look at the trouble Iran is in because it actaully signed the NPT, and Iran doesn't even have nuclear weapons! It would've been much better for Iran never to have signed the damned NPT in the first place. Israel understands that.

    Also: the NPT is something for all the other nations on the planet with a nuclear arsenal or aspirations for one, but surely NOT for Israel, which can rightfully claim to be exempt from More..

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  • Israel is much smarter than you mr. idiot president....

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  • ok what i see now is a big war setup , as isreal will of corse sign the NPT , they will head to Nkorea and iran ... yeah sound like a good reason to run again the weapons factoryies .

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  • "...Obama said that the world was safer today as result of the convention's achievements".

    Well then. Now we don't have to worry about terrorism as much. Sink the savings straight into Obamacare once Medicare is sucked completely dry.

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    • Wierd, just as we're about to start cutting our health system to pieces, you're about to start investing billions in yours.

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  • More Hussein Obama lies!

    "What I'm going to point to is the fact that consistently we have urged all countries to become members of the NPT. So there's no contradiction there," he said!

    Sorry, but i have never heard Obama constantly call for Nth Korea, Pakistan or India to join the NPT!
    ONLY ISRAEL!
    Total contradiction!

    When will he stop lying?
    The guy is a lame duck anyhow....who gives a shit what the muslim fraud says!

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  • Gods chosen people does not sign NTP, God told them not to.

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  • I don't care if israel sign NPT, I want arabs to get out of it !

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  • Michael Collin's Piper's book "The Golem" says Israel has a nuclear weapons policy that if they think they are not going to get their way they will take a sissy fit and use the "SAMPSON OPTION" of nuking all europe with their 400 undeclared nukes. They got Nuke armed submarines so the can hit anywhere they want. But the biggest threat is an Israeli false flag nuking some cities and blaming Iran sort of like what they did to Iraq with 911 and WMDs.

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