Israel dismisses U.N. nuke vote

Dec. 5, 2012 at 6:47 AM

JERUSALEM, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Israel dismissed a U.N. General Assembly resolution requesting the Jewish state open its nuclear program for inspection, a foreign ministry spokesman said.

Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said the resolution calling Israel to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and open its nuclear facilities for inspection is brought up by the General Assembly and passed each year, The Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday.

The General Assembly has lost its credibility and an automatic majority passes these votes that single out Israel, Palmor told the Post.

The non-binding resolution was passed Monday by a vote of 174-6 with six abstentions. Israel, the United States, Canada, Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Palau voted against it.

Israel isn't a party to the NPT and has said it won't be the first country to introduce weapons into the Middle East.

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