I think that one thing that would benefit the entire planet is for every country to abandon the concept of nuclear weapons. I hope that one day this will happen so that we don't rid the world of millions of innocent lives, because that is most certainly what would happen.
Just recently, the United Nations voted to order one NATO country to eliminate any nuclear weapons that they may have. That nation was Israel...of all places.
Israel has been ordered by the UN to eliminate any nuclear weapons it may possess. At the same time, Iran is not a topic on which the UN takes a position. What's the deal with that?
Israel must give up its nuclear weapons and for any installations containing nuclear material to be within its boundaries, under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency, according to a resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly on Friday by a vote of 152 to 5. The only nations to vote against it were Canada, Israel, Micronesia, Palau and the United States. 24 countries abstained altogether.
According to Fox News, Israel is free of nuclear weapons. Despite this, the majority opinion is that they do in fact exist. Iran is making progress with its nuclear program and is getting close to getting uranium that can be used to make weapons.
The First Committee reportedly passed a resolution to create a "nuclear-free zone" in the Middle East as well. Michal Maayan, the Israeli deputy ambassador to the UN, didn't appear really interested in what was occurring in Iran, which was even more disappointing.
“For decades now, Iran has been rapidly advancing its illicit nuclear programs and currently possesses large quantities of highly enriched nuclear material,” Maayan charged.
“Some actors in the region claim that a comprehensive security architecture can be initiated in the Middle East, with direct engagement with Israel, without recognition of Israel’s right to exist within safe and secure borders, without reducing regional tension and the building of the necessary trust and confidence among regional states…This position is untenable,” Maayan stated.