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Clear or nuclear: Will Saudi Arabia get the bomb?

By Naser al-Tamimi | Al Arabiya | 22 May 2013

As the impasse over Tehran’s nuclear program worsens, those most likely to be directly affected by an Iranian bomb are showing greater alarm. While the media fixates on Israel and its possible reaction, other regional players have no less at stake.

Protesting Israel's Nuclear Hypocrisy, Egypt Walks Out of Failed Non-Proliferation Talks

By Jacob Chamberlain | 01 May 2013

Egypt ceremoniously walked out of Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) talks in Geneva on Monday in protest of what it called a "lack of will" to implement a 1995 resolution for a Middle East free of nuclear weapons.

The diplomatic protest follows recent comments from an Egyptian official pointing out the hypocrisy of Israel's secretive and undeclared nuclear weapons program.

Head of Israel’s nuclear program has second laptop stolen

By Al Arabiya | 28 Feb 2013

The head of Israel’s nuclear program, who has top secret information, the highest security clearance and free access to the country’s most guarded sensitive sites, recently had his second laptop stolen, Israeli media reported Thursday.

The laptop was taken from Shaul Horev’s family home, a military censor kept the news of the theft from the Israeli public on Monday.

Iran: All Nuclear Weapons Must Be Destroyed

By Jacob Chamberlain | Agencies | 13 Feb 2013

Following news of a successful North Korean nuclear weapons test on Tuesday, officials from Iran called for the end to all atomic weapons around the world.

Iran calls Washington the world’s only nuclear ‘criminal’

By Reuters | 05 Jan 2013

Iran, whose relationship with the United States has worsened over its disputed nuclear program, blames Washington for violating a nuclear non-proliferation treaty and its failure to wipe out terrorism in Afghanistan.

Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Secretary, Saeed Jalili, who is on a visit to New Delhi spoke to reporters on Friday and denounced Washington for using nuclear weapons against innocent people.

Israel Implicated in Leaking Misleading Info on Iran Nuke

Source : Agencies | 11 Dec 2012

Iran’s Former Nuclear Negotiator Gives 'Ten Reasons Iran Doesn't Want the Bomb'

By Andrea Germanos | 07 Dec 2012

A former spokesman for Iran’s nuclear negotiators gives "Ten Reasons Iran Doesn't Want the Bomb" and writes that the West should stop its ineffective sanctions against Iran and pursue a "genuine solution."

Seyed Hossein Mousavian, now a research scholar at Princeton, made his case in an article published Tuesday in the foreign policy journal National Interest.

United Nations tells Israel to let in nuclear inspectors

Source : AP | 04 Dec 2012

Tehran accuses Washington of protecting nuclear Israel

By Middle East Online | 27 Nov 2012

A US announcement that a conference on a Middle East free of nuclear weapons cannot be held as foreseen is a "serious setback," Iran said Monday, accusing Washington of protecting Israel.

"The US cannot unilaterally decide for the sake of Israel to announce that the conference cannot be held. This is a very serious setback for the non-proliferation regime," Iran's ambassador to the UN atomic agency said.

Talks on Middle East nuclear free zone cancelled

By Arshad Mohammed | Reuters | 24 Nov 2012

Talks planned for next month on banning nuclear weapons in the Middle East will not take place, the United States said on Saturday, a development likely to anger Arab states but please Israel.

The State Department announced that the mid-December conference on creating a zone free of weapons of mass destruction, or WMD, would not occur and did not make clear when, or whether, it would take place.

Earlier this month, diplomats told Reuters that the talks were likely to be postponed, rather than canceled outright.

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