US: Israel should join Nuclear Nonprolif. Treaty

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.