The military-strategic culture in the Middle East tends to see strategic weapons as means of compensating for conventional-military shortcomings, ensuring regime security through deterrence.
The Iranian defense minister added that Israel, supported by the US, was seeking to create a rift in the Muslim world by having them kill each other.
Official statements are critical of Egypt’s hard-line paper, INSS program head tells ‘Post’.
Analysis: Not all use of chemical weapons an immediate, massive disaster.
Start worrying more about the largest WMD stockpile in the Arab world - Syria.
Iranian leader says religious edicts do not allow use of weapons of mass destruction.
UN ambassador Prosor says there must be "comprehensive peace" in region before Israel joins nuclear weapon free zone.
Collapse of Assad regime could put toxins in the wrong hands; No one knows the size, quality of WMDs collected by Syria.
US fears conference, which is set for 2012, could be used as forum to bash Israel; Hague: Mideast free of WMD an "achievable goal."
The frightening prospect is the new al-Qaida will seek to retaliate directly against the US in a big way with weapons of mass destruction.