In a more recent article we had, we hoped that the present summit in Washington will not be sidetracked by this and hopefully in the waning hours of the event, it will not go in the direction of pinpointing Israel.
On the 2nd day of the summit the inevitable has come and the media has asked Obama about it.
“And, as far as Israel goes, I’m not going to comment on their program, but what I’m going to point to is the fact that consistently we have urged all countries to become members of the NPT. So there’s no contradiction there. We think it is important that we have an international approach that is universal and that rests on three pillars, that those of us who have nuclear weapons are making serious efforts to reduce those stockpiles.”source Jpost.com
The US President side-stepped from the question somewhat but it seems the direction is that it would be good if Israel will let the nuclear issue out of the bag. If that is what he meant, will he pursue it aggressively next month in New York or even in the coming months.
Obama has been seen so far by most observers as more for appeasement of Islamic nations. Will he use this as another leverage to gain ground in extending a hand to the Middle East region?