Portuguese / Spanish / English

Middle East Near You

Netanyahu "to persuade Egypt to drop proposal for nuclear-free zone"

Reports in Israel's Hebrew press claim that Benjamin Netanyahu is hoping to persuade Egypt to drop its proposal to make the Middle East a "nuclear-free zone". The Israeli Prime Minister was due to meet Egypt's Hosni Mubarak in Sharm al-Sheikh to discuss the forthcoming "proximity" talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

According to Maariv newspaper, Netanyahu will ask President Mubarak to drop the nuclear-free zone plan, arguing that "Israel is not the problem, Iran's nuclear programme is, and it threatens Egypt as well as Israel".

Categories
Middle EastNews
Show Comments
Order your copy of our latest book - Engaging the World: The Making of Hamas's Foreign Policy - Palestine
Show Comments