Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Israel pressures Egypt to block its call for NPT deal

Reuters, May 4, 2010

Israel has pressured Egypt to block its lobbying against it at a U.N. nuclear review meeting by urging Cairo at top-level talks to view Iran’s nuclear programme as the “regional threat”, an Israeli official said on Tuesday.

The message was relayed by the delegation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who met Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Sharm el-Sheikh on Sunday as the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) review conference began in New York.

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