Middle East

Sep 25, 2012

Middle East nuclear stand-off needs regional solution

Nuclear proliferation in the Middle East is still a key element for the hopes of a peaceful settlement, writes Antoun Issa. The view is a solution cannot be imposed from outside.

A solution to the issue of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East needs to come from within the region and “cannot be imposed from outside”.

That was part of the justification given by the head of Israel’s Atomic Energy Commission, Shaul Horev, last week for his country’s refusal to attend a nuclear-free Middle East summit in Finland.

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