Egypt to push Israel to sign NPT

April 28, 2010 02:14

Egypt will try to force Israel to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in the upcoming meeting of the treaty’s signatories, Israel Radio reported Wednesday.

Egypt claims that demilitarization of all Middle Eastern countries is necessary in order to find a solution for the current Iranian threat.

The 189 countries that signed the 1970 NPT will meet at the UN’s New York Headquarters for a May 3-28 conference. Israel, India and Pakistan did not sign the treaty, and will not be officially attending the conference.

Israel Radio reported that Brazil, Ireland, Mexico and New Zealand plan to co-sponsor the resolution.

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