Diplomatic Editor of The Guardian, Julian Borger, wrote the following article on the planned 2012 Conference on a WMD-free zone in the Middle East and what it could bring to the region. Mr. Borger quotes Paul Ingram, who said: “When you start a process like this, with clear objectives, it is amazing how it evolves. The process itself builds confidence and improves the atmosphere. Also, ordinary Israelis now recognise that a zone free of nuclear weapons is preferable to a region with two or more weapons states.”
Mr Borger was in attendance at BASIC’s Conference on Non-Proliferation in the Gulf in Qatar, 21-22 March 2012.
View the full article on The Guardian’s website: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/23/nuclear-weapons-conference-iran-israel
This article was also featured in The Sydney Morning Herald: http://www.smh.com.au/world/middle-east-to-talk-weaponry-ban-at-forum-20120324-1vqxs.html
And, also on DAWN.com: http://www.dawn.com/2012/03/25/finns-plan-to-host-iran-israel-at-conference-on-n-arms.html
To see more about the BASIC conference held at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar on March 21-22, 2012, go to: