September 23, 2018

What about Israel's nuclear arsenal?

Institute for Public Accuracy -Thr Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy. The group just announced that a lawsuit “has been filed against the National Archives and Records Administration demanding immediate release of presidential letters held by the George W. Bush and William J. Clinton presidential libraries.

Institue for Research, Middle East Policy - The New Yorker in June reported Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barak Obama and Donald Trump all issued letters at the beginning of their terms promising never to pressure the Israeli government into signing the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons  or publicly discuss Israel’s nuclear weapons program. IRMEP believes the government of Israel sought the guarantees in order to preempt Arms Export Control Act limitations on U.S. aid to foreign countries with clandestine nuclear weapons programs.

Defendant NARA refused to release the letters  under the Freedom of Information Act, claiming that to even confirm or deny their existence is a classified national security matter. Obama and Trump administration records are unavailable under the Presidential Records Act and FOIA.

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