No IAEA vote on Israeli nuclear 'threat'
Published 23/09/2006 | 11:04
More than a dozen Arab nations failed to get a vote on a resolution labelling Israel's nuclear capabilities a threat, on the final day of the International Atomic Energy Agency's annual meeting.
The draft resolution, which also called upon Israel to join the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty, was blocked from going to a vote by Israel's allies and other nations.
The final session of the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency's week-long meeting in Vienna, Austria, did adopt a separate, non-binding, resolution calling on all Middle Eastern nations to accept IAEA safeguards and take steps towards the establishment of a nuclear weapons-free zone.