WARNING Israel's nuclear weapons can now reach the UK

Jared Dean's picture

Israel refuses to allow inspections or sign the NPT which safeguards the
sale of nuclear material. Is it safe to allow Israel to disregard UN
laws especially after the Gaza Flotilla Massacre where they murdered
humanitarian peace activists and the United States turns a blind eye?

While
Israel is one of the loudest voices calling for a tougher line on
Iran's nuclear programme, its own nuclear capability has never been put
to inspection.

Israel has two nuclear research centres - at
Dimona and Soreq. The latest estimates suggest that Israel has produced
at least 118 warheads with weapons grade plutonium.

The Jericho ballistic missiles are capable of carrying such weapons.

The
Jericho One, which is now obsolete, had a range of 500 kilometres, and
could carry a 20 kiloton nuclear warhead - 20 times more powerful than
the US bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.

The Jericho Two has a
range of 1500 kilometres. It could just reach Iran - and is believed to
be able to carry a one megaton nuclear bomb, which is 1,000 times more
powerful than the Hiroshima bomb.

It is believed a Jericho Three
missile is now being developed - that will be able to travel around
5,000 kilometres, bringing all of Iran and Europe into its range.

Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports.

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