Benjamin Netanyahu plans to send a deputy to the American President's Nuclear Security Summit in Washington instead.
Netanyahu decided to cancel 'after learning that some countries including Egypt and Turkey plan to say Israel must sign the NPT', an Israeli official said today.
By staying outside the 1970 Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Israel has avoided having to pledge not to seek nuclear weaponry and to admit international inspectors to its Dimona reactor, widely assumed to have fuelled the region's sole atomic arsenal.
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