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September 1, 2009 No Comment


No territorial acquisition resulting from the threat or use of force shall be recognized as legal. — Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States, General Assembly Resolution 2625 (XXV), 24 October 1970

[The United Nations Security Council] calls upon Israel urgently to place its nuclear facilities under the safeguards of the International Atomic Energy Agency. — United Nations Security Council Resolution 487, 19 June 1981

Expresses concern about the Israeli nuclear capabilities, and calls upon Israel to accede to the NPT [Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty] and place all its nuclear facilities under comprehensive IAEA safeguards — International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference Resolution (53/24) 18 September 2009

The Mission concludes that what occurred in just over three weeks at the end of 2008 and the beginning of 2009 was a deliberately disproportionate attack designed to punish, humiliate and terrorize a civilian population, radically diminish its local economic capacity both to work and to provide for itself, and to force upon it an ever increasing sense of dependency and vulnerability. — Justice Richard Goldstone, United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, 29/09/2009

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