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March 21, 2010
Veteran liberal, citizens’ rights campaigner and former US presidential candidate, Ralph Nader, has criticized Israel for possessing nuclear weapons and refusing to join the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
“Israel has 250 nuclear bombs and they don’t belong to the Non-Proliferation Treaty, so they aren’t even part of international law,” Nader told Press TV during an anti-war demonstration in Washington DC on Saturday.
Nader further pointed to the contrast between the treatment Israel is receiving from its Western allies over its nuclear program and the pressure Iran is under for its civilian atomic activities.
“Israel has invaded its neighbors repeatedly. Iran hasn’t invaded anybody in 250 years,” he said.
Despite Tel Aviv’s refusal to renounce nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, Israel and its Western allies accuse Iran of seeking to develop nuclear weapons under the guise of a civilian program – a charge strongly denied by Tehran.