The revelations of Israel's nuclear flirtation with South Africa will add weight to claims of double standards
By Julian Borger
"Today's revelations about Shimon Peres' meetings with PW Botha to discuss missiles and warheads come at an extremely delicate moment at the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference in New York. As the conference, aimed at repairing and updating the global arms control regime, the vexed issue of a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East.
At its heart, this is a matter of double standards...."