A UN nuclear conference has indirectly criticized Israel for refusing to put its atomic program under international purview.
But a Muslim-led push linking it to nuclear proliferation in the Mideast was defeated.
Iran spearheaded the verbal attack on the Jewish state at the 145-nation International Atomic Energy Agency general conference.
The meeting voted Saturday for a resolution urging all Mideast nations to work for establishment of a nuclear weapons free zone and to open their nuclear activities to outside perusal. With Israel the only country in the region considered to have atomic arms, passage of the resolution constituted indirect criticism of the Jewish state.
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