Senior US Official Arrives In Israel to Broker Weapons Compromise

A senior U.S. official is in Israel to discuss the possibility of a compromise to ban nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East.
Friday is the final day of a month-long review conference on the 1970 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty at United Nations headquarters in New York.
The conference has bogged down on several issues, above all the failure to convene a planned 2012 conference on a Middle East weapons of mass destruction ban.
Without agreement on the Middle East issue, diplomats said treaty signatories might fail to agree approve final outcome document at the conference.
Diplomats stated the United States has been trying to come up with a compromise that satisfies the Arabs but does not alienate Israel..



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