Israel's Nuclear Weapons

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There-s a -glimmer of hope- for a nuclear-weapons free Middle East. Those optimistic words were voiced today by Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, after his meeting with Israel-s Ariel Sharon. That optimism is based on a host of conditions. So far, only Israel is believed to have nuclear weapons, but Iran is suspected of working hard to develop nukes of its own. Is Iran developing nuclear weapons? Are Israel-s nukes making the region safer, or increasing the danger of confrontation? Warren Olney reveals just how challenging that prospect is in his conversation with a spokesman for the IAEA, the director of the Carnegie Endowment's Nonproliferation Program, other experts in Middle East arms and arms control, and Iran's first ambassador to the UN.
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Homeland Secretary Ridge on latest al Qaeda threat

Congresswoman Harman's call to abandon color-coded threat system, fix broken intelligence structures

Los Angeles Times article on al Qaeda plan for election attack

UN Non-proliferation Treaty

Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty



Warren Olney