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It’s Official: Israel has Nuclear Weapons December 12, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Iran, Israel.

In a German television station interview broadcast Monday, Olmert listed Israel among the world’s nuclear powers.  This seems to violate the long-standing policy of the country to not officially acknowledge that it has atomic weapons.

When asked by the interviewer about Iran’s calls for the destruction of Israel, Olmert said that Israel has never threatened to annihilate anyone.

“Iran openly, explicitly and publicly threatens to wipe Israel off the map,” Olmert said. “Can you say that this is the same level, when you are aspiring to have nuclear weapons, as America, France, Israel, Russia?”

Israel, which has stuck to a policy of ambiguity on nuclear weapons for decades, refusing to confirm or deny whether it has them, yet, foreign experts say has the sixth-largest nuclear arsenal in the world.

The news breaks days after incoming Defense Secretary Robert Gates, in testimony to a Senate committee, identified Israel as a nuclear power.

C.a.r.d {Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination} Source: Reuters.com

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