JPost: “The Palestinian Authority and Iran have agreed to work together toward holding an international conference to seek the nuclear disarmament of Israel, a senior PLO official who visited Tehran in the past few days said.
Ahmed Majdalani, member of the PLO Executive Committee, held talks in Tehran with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamed Zarif. He also delivered a letter from PA President Mahmoud Abbas to Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani.
Majdalani said on Monday that his visit to Iran resulted in agreement on reviving the idea of an international conference to rid the region of Israel’s nuclear arsenal and weapons of mass destruction. Voicing support for the nuclear agreement between Iran and the world powers, Majdalani said that the accord would create a positive atmosphere for ensuring security and stability in the Middle East.”
Opinion: Sound outrageous? Not if you ask Assistant US Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, Thomas Countryman, who visited Israel on May 21, 2015 and held talks with senior Foreign Ministry officials about the possibility of making the Middle East nuclear-free.
And not if you ask Joseph Cirincione, Obama advisor and president of a global security foundation called the Ploughshares Fund.
Cirincione arranged a conference on July 3, 2015 between the White House and progressive activist organizations in which participants discussed how to coordinate public defense of President Obama’s pending Iran deal with their ultimate target in mind – Israel to give up its nuclear weapons.
Prime Minister Netanyahu’s famous quote comes to mind: “If Palestine were to lay down their guns tomorrow, there would be no war. If Israel were to lay down theirs, there would be no Israel.”
But then, that’s the point.