Tuesday, October 06, 2009

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty - Iran & Israel Not in Compliance


The world is threatened by nuclear activity in Iran and North Korea, and the countries with nuclear stockpiles are considering additional sanctions against Iran to force compliance with the treaty provisions banning nuclear weapons development. Iran does not have nuclear weapons nor nuclear reactors but they are building reactors and plutonium enriching facilities that may violate the Treaty.

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty was approved in 1968 and closed in 1970. Today 189 countries have signed or acceded to approving the Treaty. North Korea originally signed the Treaty but withdrew in 2003. Three nations have never signed the Treaty, Israel, India and Pakistan. India, Pakistan and North Korea have admitted to testing nuclear weapons.

So we have these three nations who refused to sign the Treaty and refuse to work with the rest of the world for peace and they actually have nuclear weapons. That means we have no control over them even though they are allies of the USA and we are the world defender of Israel.

If we can't influence these nations with nuclear weapons of mass destruction why are we so concerned with Iran who has no nuclear operating facility nor nuclear weapons? We are prepared to let Israel go to war with Iran simply because Iran wants to develop nuclear weapons but the Administration and media never mention the three countries who do have nuclear weapons and gained them by ignoring the United Nations and the Treaty.

Of the nations refusing to recognize the Treaty it is estimated India and Pakistan have under 100 nuclear weapons while North Korea has under 25. Israel has never offered information nor inspection of their nuclear generating and weapons producing facilities but best estimates are Israel has about 200 nuclear weapons along with nuclear and enhancement facilities to make additional warheads.

The center of Israel's weapons program is the Negev Nuclear Research Center near the desert town of Dimona (the center is usually identified simply as "Dimona"). A nuclear reactor and plutonium production facility was secretly built by France at this facility in the late 1950s and early 60s. All of the production and fabrication of special nuclear materials (plutonium, lithium-6 deuteride, and enriched and unenriched uranium) occurs at Dimona.

Five nations make up the NWC (Nuclear Weapons Club) and are signers of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the United States, Russia, Great Britain, France and China. These are the nations currently in negotiations with Iran.

Ironically, these same nations were responsible for providing the nations refusing to sign the Treaty with the materials, equipment and fuel to build their own nuclear and nuclear weapons capability outside the Treaty. France provided Israel with the nuclear weapons support. The United States and Canada were the source for the India nuclear program. North Korea's nuclear weapons programs was helped by the Soviet Union and then Russia. China was behind the Pakistan nuclear weapons program.

So who is to blame for the nuclear mess we are in?


1 comment:

Wade said...

Maybe the differences of the 4 non-compliant, non-proliferation treaty countries are in their leaders and in their threats.

North Korea has a crazy leader yet kept in check by China. India & Pakistan are basically threats only to one another unless or until one of them gets Al Quaida as their power base. Then all bets are off. Israel has made no nuclear threats to anyone except those who want to annihilate them off the face of the earth....Iran....who will shortly have the capability to do so.