Interview with Yitzhak Rabin, 1987
- Interview with Yitzhak Rabin, 1987
Yitzhak Rabin was the Israeli Minister of Defense from 1984-1990, and later Prime Minister. In the interview he discusses Israel's nuclear policy. He explains that Israel's policy is that it will not be the first country to introduce nuclear weapons to the region, but that it must defend itself from the surrounding Arab countries, and will take action to prevent those countries from gaining a nuclear capability. He declares Israel's desire to make the Middle East a nuclear-free zone. He also explains that Israel will not sign the non-proliferation treaty because the Arab states refuse to enter into a commitment that includes Israel. Instead, he indicates a preference for an agreement among the Middle Eastern nations.
- Rabin, Yitzhak, 1922-1995
January 25, 1987
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War and Peace in the Nuclear Age
Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (1968)
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