US doesn’t want Israel’s nuclear profile to be erased: Analyst

The United States has does not want Israel’s nuclear profile to be erased, American political analyst Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich says.

Ulrich, who is an independent researcher, public speaker and writer with a focus on US foreign policy, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Sunday while commenting on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s telephone call to US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Netanyahu asked Kerry on Saturday to convey his gratitude to President Barack Obama for blocking a UN measure that could have forced Israel to disclose its arsenal of nuclear weapons.

More than 150 countries participated in a month-long conference in New York reviewing the 1970 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) aimed at preventing the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology.

But the talks ended in failure late Friday after the US and its allies, including Canada and Britain rejected a proposal made by Arab countries to establish a nuclear weapons-free zone in the Middle East by March 2016.


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