New steps on nuclear disarmament

Israel to be pressured to sign nuclear treaty as Obama insists it should not be singled out.



    After a month-long negotiation, 189 members of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) have agreed on new steps towards nuclear disarmament.

    But not everyone is entirely happy with the final statement.

    Barack Obama, the US president, says while he welcomes the agreement, Washington is strongly opposed to Israel being singled out.

    But the US backed the deal anyway, for fear of the NPT collapsing.

    Kristen Saloomey reports from the United Nations headquarters in New York.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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