Nevertheless, the watchdog was critical of both the US and Israel for their handling of the matter.By destroying the facility instead of reporting it, Israel (presumably with the blessing of the US) prevented inspection of the facility to determine its true purpose. The world is left to wonder whether US claims of a Middle Eastern country to develop weapons of mass destruction can be believed this time. The recent track record on this , of course, is abysmal.
IAEA Director General"deplores the fact" that the information was not immediately passed on the the -based watchdog in accordance with the guidelines of the (NPT)," the statement said.
"Under the NPT, the agency has a responsibility to verify any proliferation allegations in ato the NPT," the statement said.
"In light of the above, the Director General views the unilateral military action by Israel as undermining the due process of verification that is at the heart of the non-proliferation regime," it added.
Why can Israel get away with violating the NPT? Because it is not a party to the treaty.