Iran and Israel have been cooperating in nuclear test detection drills

Secretary General of the Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) Lassina Zerbo gestures during an interview with Reuters in Vienna May 9, 2014. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
Secretary General of the Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) Lassina Zerbo gestures during an interview with Reuters in Vienna May 9, 2014. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

Iran and Israel have been cooperating under the auspices of an international body set up to monitor a ban on nuclear bomb tests, its director said on Monday.

Negotiated in the 1990s, the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty enjoys wide global support but must be ratified by eight more nuclear technology states — among them Israeland Iran, as well as Egypt and the United States — to come into force.

In the interim, Middle East signatories have regularly held technical meetings, including in Jordan in November and December to practice detecting illicit testing.

“Iran took part in the drill. Egypt was part of this drill. I think all the Arab countries were represented in Jordan for this exercise,” Lassina Zerbo, executive secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), said during a visit to Israel.

“During the exercise, when we had our round-table discussions or dinner or lunches, you had Iranian experts and Israeli experts sitting at the same table,” he told Reuters. “It’s not unusual that we see that in the technological field we have people who don’t necessarily get together politically but who find things to agree on in the scientific framework.”

The CTBTO has established a system to detect any nuclear blasts, with more than 337 monitoring facilities in the world.

Among these are two seismic stations in Israel and another in Iran which, Zerbo said, has been inactive since 2006 when the international network was upgraded and sanctions on Tehran over its nuclear program made taking equipment there difficult.

An April 2 framework deal between Iran and world powers clears the way for a settlement to allay Western fears that Iran could build a nuclear weapon, with economic sanctions on Tehran being lifted in return.

Zerbo voiced hope of getting the Iranian site back on line, effectively putting Iran on the same detection grid as Israel, which accuses Tehran of harboring designs on nuclear weaponry.

Israel — which is believed to be the only nuclear-armed state in the Middle East, but neither confirms nor denies this — says it believes Iran is committed to its destruction.

Iran insists its nuclear projects are purely peaceful, a position Zerbo argued would be shored up by ratifying the Test Ban treaty. But, he said, “their approach is that diplomacy is always one step at a time.”

By not signing the voluntary nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, to which Iran belongs, Israel has kept its main nuclear facilities away from foreign inspection.

Reuters

  • Free Lebanese

    Iran and Israel have been cooperating in nuclear……cooperating…vey true, nice word to describe the relation between Israel and Iran, since the 90th they mention in this article but it’s time before that….Iranian regime and their mullahs follows a zionist agenda and doesnt represent any treat to Israel…and anyone supporting Iran is supporting a zionist agenda in the region… Iran is a treat to the arab countries and to any peaceful country…
    Who is the enemy you say????

    • 5thDrawer

      “A treat to the arab countries”? (maybe you could add an ‘h’ … maybe do ‘editing’?? :-)))))
      (Barabie is SUCH a treat.) 😉

      • O

        You are such a retard. You’ve been told and you acknowledge that you didn’t know but now you do know that a guest can’t edit and yet here you are advising a guest to edit.
        You are learning the art of stupidity and deception well from your boyfriend hind.

        • Free Lebanese

          Hes fucking hypocrite(5th) and this guy for sure is a majoos!!! I give you my world…..

          • Hind Abyad

            Pulitzer-prize winning investigative reporter Seymour Hersh (who uncovered the Iraq prison torture scandal and the Mai Lai massacre in Vietnam) says that high-level American sources tell him that the Turkish government carried out the chemical weapons attacks blamed on the Syrian government.

            Indeed, it’s long been known that sarin was coming through Turkey.

            http://www.lrb.co.uk/v36/n08/seymour-m-hersh/the-red-line-and-the-rat-line

          • 5thDrawer

            VERY interesting.
            Important to have ALL the facts before running off to make a war … right?

          • O

            Lol high level sources told me that you are a taqqiya fraudster.

          • Hind Abyad

            You seem over exited

          • O

            There goes the porn whore

          • Hind Abyad

            You seem over exited and repetitive like hell..

          • O

            Would you like me exited? Is that why you keep repeating “exited”? Is that code?

          • Hind Abyad

            Your mother made a mess when you exited

          • O

            Ooo mommy jokes.

          • Hind Abyad

            You’re the big mess

          • O

            Did you come up with that all on your own?

          • O

            Lol Seymour hersh did not uncover Abu ghraib!

            “The incidents received widespread condemnation both within the United States and abroad, although the soldiers received support from some conservative media within the United States.”

          • O

            “The abuses came to light with reports published in late 2003 by Amnesty International and the Associated Press.”

          • O

            I want to truly know, do you never ever stop lying??

            “What became known as “the Abu Ghraib Scandal” came to public attention in 2003 when Amnesty International (AI) published reports of human rights abuses by the U.S. military and its coalition partners at detention centers and prisons in Iraq. These included reports of brutal treatment at Abu Ghraib prison”

          • Hind Abyad

            Shut up Zer0

          • O

            You don’t like being called out on your lies then stop lying. Simple

          • O

            Hind Abyad Free Lebanese
            a day ago
            Pulitzer-prize winning investigative reporter Seymour Hersh (who uncovered the Iraq prison torture scandal and the Mai Lai massacre in Vietnam) says that high-level American sources tell him that the Turkish government carried out the chemical weapons attacks blamed on the Syrian government.

            Indeed, it’s long been known that sarin was coming through Turkey.

          • Hind Abyad

            Ha ha ..your word in hell.

          • O

            Dyslexic taqqiya whore

          • Hind Abyad

            148 Upvote

          • O

            Lame.
            Are you taking the same medication as 5th?

          • O

            Why did you lie about Seymour hirsh?

          • 5thDrawer

            Used to do ‘The Watusi’. 😉 Never heard of ‘The Majoosi’.

          • Hind Abyad

            Hes fucking hypocrite(5th) and this guy for sure is a majoos!!! I give you my world…..
            Recognise someone?

          • O

            Yes he recognises your hypocrisy and chooses to join you in being a hypocrite.

          • O

            You continuously prove how needy you are by begging for attention. :)))))

            Bidee jahneen kuss emak

          • 5thDrawer

            Sounds like ‘a familiar’ … hehehe

      • Free Lebanese

        Im sorry for the mistake I didnt want to insult the little intelligence you might have …. But finally, it seems like you understood!!! Instead of focusing on details and ortograph, focus on the main subject and accept the truth…. Its not a mistake that changes the whole meaning.

        • arzatna1

          Knowing 5th , he was just joking.. believe me ! You should respond with a joke too !
          I agree with your point , Israel and Iran have been in bed together for ages , and Hezbollah is their baby.
          They both consider the Arabs their enemy

          • Anti ISIS

            Funny how you never asked this dickhead to show respect and engage without insulting.

          • arzatna1

            I think we are all better off focusing on the issue
            Since you are a fan of Iran what do you think about this cooperation that is going on between Israel and Iran ?
            Doesn’t this upset you as a Syrian who is committed to the axis of resistance ?

          • Hind Abyad

            And you are a fan focussing on O and fake Lebanese Salafi Wahhabeasts allied with Likud regime
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7FKwjSktEc

          • O

            You’re committed to being the kuss of evil.

          • Hind Abyad

            You’re committed to being the kuss of evil.
            Dixit the Lesbian butch

          • O

            Edit again you edit whore?

          • O

            Why did you delete “axis of evil” AFTER I said you are the kuss of evil?
            Why are you so deceptive?

          • Hind Abyad

            put on you glasses, i did not edit axis of evil.

          • Hind Abyad

            It upset you as a “Lebanese” who is committed to the Axis of Evil..

          • 5thDrawer

            (… he doesn’t sound Lebanese …)

          • Hind Abyad

            O bodyguard multiple names
            “;} is Majoos

          • O

            You’re not Lebanese or Christian. Iranian baboon shite

          • O

            Nor are you a female. Shemale describes you to a shitey t

          • Hind Abyad

            “;}@shitran

          • Anti ISIS

            Don’t know where you pulled this one out of, however I’m an Australian with a Lebanese back ground.
            And out of all that, all you are able to focus on is Iran and Israel cooperatating. This tells me a lot about you.

          • O

            You’re a scum bucket with a shite background.
            How’s the qalamoun going? I hear your wife won’t be as busy anymore, they’ve wiped out a fair few of your wife’s muta husbands.

          • 5thDrawer

            I wish you ‘Ladies’ would just let the two guys have a ‘chat’.
            Go make some potato salad.

          • O

            Say that to your boyfriend

          • 5thDrawer

            You FatHead … that was PLURAL!
            I waited a day to see an answer, and in the meantime now have to read a pile of drivel in between.

          • O

            It was plural but addressed solely to my profile. When you post it on his too then it becomes believable that you truly meant it in a pluralistic sense.

          • Hind Abyad

            “°√°” & O, the couple from hell.

          • O

            You and whistleblower one and the same.

          • Hind Abyad

            “;} @shitran

          • 5thDrawer

            and the only one with THAT profile … :-)))))

          • O

            Lick lick
            Slurp slurp
            5th likes to be a prick
            When having a blurb

          • man-o-war

            What cooperation? Did you get this from the articles title or from this quote in the article?

            “Iran took part in the drill. Egypt was part of this drill. I think all the Arab countries were represented in Jordan for this exercise,” Lassina Zerbo, executive secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), said during a visit to Israel.

            “During the exercise, when we had our round-table discussions or dinner or lunches, you had Iranian experts and Israeli experts sitting at the same table,” he told Reuters. “It’s not unusual that we see that in the technological field we have people who don’t necessarily get together politically but who find things to agree on in the scientific framework.”

            Did you notice the part about all the Arab countries that took part in the cooperation?

          • O

            You’re just funny. As in funny I’m laughing at you.

          • Hind Abyad

            but… ask yourself… who cares …if you’re launching …(or not) That is the question.

          • O

            A bit dyslexic are you

          • Hind Abyad

            so you understand.

          • O

            I understand that you understand that I understand that you don’t understand. :))))

          • Hind Abyad

            “;} @shitran

        • 5thDrawer

          Tell that one to Ms. B’O’ jangles … the one you gave the world to.

          • O

            “Ms. B’O’ jangles”

            I like that one. Still got a bit left in you old timer.
            As for joining or not joining, who the hell do you think you are telling others what to do or not do.
            Disqus Doesn’t even tell people that. Guest is an option. Simple!
            Remember that freedom to choose you were braying about earlier?? It applies here too old timer.

          • 5thDrawer

            Correct. And you choose to be unable.

          • O

            And you chose to be disabled.

          • Hind Abyad

            Guests are pests.

          • O

            Yes to pester you to hell.

          • Hind Abyad

            you talk ZerO?

          • O

            And you bray

        • Hind Abyad

          Hey intelligent hmar..
          “As we noted here, Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan had blocked Twitter access to his nation ahead of what was rumoured to be a “spectacular” leak before this weekend’s elections. Then this morning, amid a mad scramble, he reportedly (despite the nation’s court ruling the bans illegal) blocked YouTube access.
          However, by the magic of the interwebs, we have the ‘leaked’ clip and it is clear why he wanted it blocked/banned. As the rough translation explains, it purports to be a conversation between key Turkish military and political leaders discussing what appears to be a false flag attack to launch war with Syria.

          http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/03/turkish-political-military-leaders-admit-planning-false-flag-terror-justify-war-syria.html

          • O

            Lol keep trying. No one is buying it except your shite kind

          • 5thDrawer

            “This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.”
            – Plato

          • O

            You are no one after all.

          • 5thDrawer

            Quite true … this allows me to laugh.

          • O

            Describes assaad to a shite t.

          • 5thDrawer

            Probably all Politicians when we put them on ‘too-high’ pedestals….

          • O

            Like certain “people” (I use the word people loosely) put ayatoilet Hussein Obama on a “too high” a pedestal?
            Or that doesn’t apply to politicians in the west?

          • 5thDrawer

            Your basic problem is, that your mouth opens before your brain processes a thought.
            Then, since you give yourself no chance to ‘edit’, you simply must let it flop open again.
            This is no different to the politicians who scramble to ‘back-track’ by adding more obviscation, which eventually they can’t handle, or even remember having dribbled.

          • O

            You son like man of warts
            You are a faster learner for an old fart

          • Hind Abyad

            no need…

          • O

            So brayed the needy one

          • Hind Abyad

            150 Ubvotes

          • Hind Abyad

            149 Upvotes

          • O

            Lol washingtonblog haha.
            It must be if the only source you could find is from a loony bin site. Take your meds. Actually overdose on them coz your current dose isn’t working. Cookoo.

        • O

          Knowing 5th, he wasn’t joking. If you were hind or any other shite, 5th wouldn’t have said what he did.

    • Hind Abyad
    • Barry

      did you read the article? they are cooperating separately with the UN. geez.

      • man-o-war

        In this case, he didn’t read past the title of the article.

  • Maborlz Ez-Hari

    Who Iran and Israel working together?
    no shit sherlock!

    • Hind Abyad

      Israel treating Al Nusra, Al Qaeda they call “Syrians”… who beheaded Christians in Maaloula, who ransacked their historic churches, kinapped Nuns and Bishops, sold Christian women and girls as sex slaves..
      http://www.timesofisrael.com/idf-medics-seen-treating-syrian-rebels-in-new-video/

      • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

        Israel has set up a field hospital in the Golan Heights do deal with ANY and ALL Syrians injured in the conflict.

    • O

      Do you notice how hind through in the about Christians to use that to sway your opinion? Coz hind knows how you are very defensive of Christianity. The little tricks he does are purely to deceive.

      • O

        Threw

        • Hind Abyad

          Christians are “little tricks”? Malborz and i are Christians.
          Talk to your wargamers.

          • O

            You are 120% Shiite!
            Stop your taqqiya

          • Hind Abyad

            Same as you woof woof to sweetvirgo and Hannibal..

          • O

            Taqqiya taqqiya
            Try as you may
            But you can’t help but bray
            So here’s a dime a day
            To help you stay and bray

        • Hind Abyad

          Up

      • Hind Abyad

        It’s not you business you Daesh Wahhabeast from Dante’s Inferno.

        • O

          Sweetie why are you so upset? Xxoo

          • Hind Abyad

            I’m not upset, beggars exist..

          • O

            Yes you shouldn’t be upset just coz you’re a beggar. Hold your head high as you beg. After all you have nothing to lose.

          • Hind Abyad

            Copy monkey..

          • O

            Edit whore

          • Hind Abyad

            “;}

        • O

          Lol if it’s not my business then why are you telling me?

          • Hind Abyad

            So you back O fff

          • O

            Honey post that pic of you holding three fingers and I will gladly back off.

          • Hind Abyad

            I wont post anything, you back O fff stop insisting like a beggar.

          • O

            Lol I KNOW you won’t post it coz you CAN’T!

          • Hind Abyad

            Desperate beggar

          • O

            Here’s a dime seeing you are a desperate beggar

          • Hind Abyad

            “;}@shitran

          • Hannibal

            I will for her sake do better:

            In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
            (in nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti)

            Jesus said: “Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come”

            So beware…

          • Hind Abyad

            She’s already in Hell..

          • O

            Lol if I’m in hell and you’re commenting on the same site then that makes you and cannibal in hell too

          • Hind Abyad

            ..go the mosque near you, i’m learning from Calif al Bigdady see you there. Dress in black please

          • Hind Abyad

            @shitra

          • O

            No, it’s shitera not shitra

          • 5thDrawer

            by a guest.

          • O

            zzzzz
            Are you taking lame tablets?

          • O

            Spare me your bible bashing crap

          • Hind Abyad

            Spear us your dementia..

          • O

            “Spear us your dementia..”

            Lol. Hahaha
            You can spear yourself.

          • Hind Abyad

            Hahablabla

          • 5thDrawer

            That was kinda cute, wasn’t it? 😉

          • O

            Flush flush

          • 5thDrawer

            can’t be done ….

          • Maborlz Ez-Hari

            Keep trying 5th, there’s a device that can actually help extend the length of your friend and its proven to work. Its ‘O’s lips give it a go I do regularly, but make sure you disinfect afterwards.

          • O

            Another asslicking kunt You must’ve been taught how to lick ass by your priest while he was fucking you

          • O

            Jesus said: “Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come”

            No more forgiveness for you. I’m telling daddy

          • O

            You are so stupid. He did it on purpose. He knows how to spell dementia but not that. Go fuck yourself you gullible xenophobic old bastard.

          • 5thDrawer

            Fast tying ….

          • O

            Oh please you are seriously one useless old fart. Go play under a bus. Do you ever stop making excuses for your virtual boyfriend?

          • 5thDrawer

            on a cell phone ….

          • O

            Lick lick
            Slurp slurp

          • O

            And btw dumbo, he had the correct spelling originally but within a few minutes he changed it. Typical editing by your online virtual boyfriend. So buddy I give you the rope and you fell for the trap and hanged yourself. Lmfao that was too easy

          • Hind Abyad

            151 Upvotes

          • 5thDrawer

            What was he bashing??

          • O

            Lick lick

          • O

            John 1:9

            If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

            Isaiah 1:18

            Come now, let us reason together,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.

            So this God of yours will forgive anything, even rape and murder, but your God won’t people who “SPEAKS” against the “holy” spirit. Your God is very sensitive.

          • Hannibal

            I do not believe in the old testament… It is a fabrication by zionists… 😛
            Aramaean Jesus came to destroy that fake religion.

          • O

            “II do not believe in the old testament… It is a fabrication by zionists”

            Lol Zionism started in 1897, so unless you have an Old Testament that was released after 1897, meaning you are really talking about Jews.

          • Hannibal

            oh dear
            The fake stories started long time ago… Not even ONE trace of archeological evidence the Hebrews were in Egypt. The whole thingy is a myth.

      • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

        Arameans. Ethnic Arameans. Even if you don’t support their independence or equality, you can at least recognize their identity.

    • Hind Abyad
      • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

        It was a great day for affirmative action and aboriginal rights.

    • Hind Abyad

      busy in the kitchen

    • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

      I wish.

  • Hind Abyad

    Israel treating la Qaeda ISIS in their hospitals while Palestinian Christians emigrate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a28tpF4hIE

    • 5thDrawer

      Well, we should make a test case …
      drag a few almost-dead Christians to that gate in the fence and see it they take them. Photograph it.
      I’m sure we could find some Hindus too.
      Must be a couple of Buddhists lying around ….

      • Hind Abyad

        No Christians survive ISIS al Nusrakhara

        • O

          Oooo jumping on the Christian bandwagon hard after I pointed out how you are using Christians to sway people’s opinion. I can see right through you and your games.

          • Hind Abyad

            You’re beheading Christians, jackal’O

          • O

            Yes I have a collection of Christian heads in my basement. What a retard you are and so lame. You and hitler must be closely related. Are you his grandson?