Israel's Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ehud Azoulay (R) attends the Board of Governors meeting at the UN atomic agency headquarters in Vienna on September 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER KLEIN
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As war rages in Gaza, Arab states will likely try to heighten diplomatic pressure on Israel over its assumed nuclear arsenal at next month's annual meeting of the U.N. nuclear agency's 160 member states, diplomats said Friday.An Arab initiative to single out Israel for criticism was defeated in voting last year. Israel is believed to possess the Middle East's only nuclear arsenal, and frequently draws condemnation from Arab countries and Iran which say that it threatens regional peace and security.Israel's ambassador to the U.N. nuclear agency denounced a request by 18 Arab states for the issue of her country's capabilities to be put on the agenda of this year's IAEA conference as "cynical".
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