US: Israel should join Nuclear Nonprolif. Treaty

February 16, 2006 11:11

United States Ambassador to Egypt Francis J. Ricciardone on Thursday noted that Washington encouraged Israel to join the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. After meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Abu Al-Gheith, Ricciardone said that the United States agrees with the Cairo's demand that the IAEA decision on Iran should include a clause regarding the importance of the nuclear demilitarization of the entire Middle East.

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