Third, in the context of U.S. support for India’s nuclear program in recent years and Russia’s support for Iran’s, China is now raising its support for Pakistan’s nuclear program.
On 5/7/10, I discussed the possibility that initiative on efforts to combat nuclear proliferation might be slipping out of Washington’s hands. Medvedev’s remarks provide a bit of confirmatory evidence. The IAEA decision provides further evidence, effectively “certifying” Third World condemnation of the Western hypocrisy over Israel’s nuclear stockpile as a legimate global concern. Once the taboo against discussion of the topic is eliminated, change becomes possible, so this tiny crack in Israel’s shield of secrecy may have significant implications.