Friday, May 17, 2002

Israel Wants Iran Nukes on Agenda of Bush-Putin Summit

Bush and Putin are slated to hold a three-day summit beginning May 23. One diplomatic official said it is both presumptuous and unrealistic for Israel to ask the US to hold up an agreement with the Russians to cut nuclear stockpiles by two-thirds, or not to form a new Russian-NATO committee to coordinate policy on a number of issues unless they put an end to nuclear and missile leakage to Iran.

The US has been involved in the efforts to curb the transfer of nuclear technology and materials to Iran as well as transfer of missile technology and some missile parts, often by disgruntled individuals and non-governmental bodies, such as academic institutions.

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