Netanyahu Thanks US for Blocking Push for Middle East Nuclear Arms Ban

An Israeli official said on Saturday that Israel’s prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, thanked the US secretary of state, John Kerry, for blocking an Egyptian-led drive on a possible Middle East nuclear arms ban at a United Nations conference.
It was a rare message of thanks from Netanyahu, who has repeatedly accused President Barack Obama of undermining Israel’s security by attempting to reach a nuclear deal with Iran.
A month-long review conference on the 1970 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty ended in failure on Friday, over disagreements on the issue of a Middle East atomic weapons ban.