Quarterly Updates for (16 Aug 2016 — 15 Nov 2016)

On 9/15, Arab League envoy to the IAEA Wael al-Assad confirmed (9/15) the rumors that the Arab states, normally led by Egypt, would not be submitting a res. at the 2016 IAEA meeting calling for international oversight on Israel’s nuclear facilities. “We need to deal with this in a more results-oriented way,” he said, “We are not interested in resolutions that have no implementation mechanism.” Egypt and other Arab states had submitted such res. in 2014 and 2015, only to see them fail in the face of Israeli and U.S. opposition. Al-Assad added that their strategy was undergoing “a process of revision” until at least 3/2017.