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.