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Friday 19 December 2014

No IAEA vote on Israeli nuclear 'threat'

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.

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