Israel and its Nuclear Weapons

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The United Nations is demanding that Iran comes clean about whether its nuclear power program is a front for producing nuclear weapons. At the same time, reports say that Israel has upgraded its nuclear arsenal and is making plans to attack nuclear facilities in neighboring Iran. In 1969 the United States reportedly made a deal with Israel. As long as Israel did not go public about its nuclear weapons or openly test them the US would not insist that Israel-s nuclear facilities be subject to international inspection. This weekend the L.A. Times reported that Israel has now outfitted submarines with nuclear missiles giving it the ability to launch atomic weapons. We look at Israel and its nuclear weapons with experts in the Middle East, the director of the Nonproliferation Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the director of Strategic Studies at Tel Aviv University and a professor of Middle East Studies.
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Warren Olney