In the shadow of the nuclear talks between Iran and the great powers, a major exercise is conducted by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization in which Israeli experts participate, alongside with experts from Iran and Arab countries.
Israel’s Maariv daily newspaper features in-depth a story about IFE14, with quotes by the chief of the OSI training division, Ron Gavish, mainly on OSI techniques and Israel’s long-standing cooperation with the CTBTO with the background on the history of nuclear testing, the Treaty status in the Middle East and the detection of DPRK nuclear tests by the IMS.
Despite tension in the Middle East due to the Iran nuclear talks negotiations and the dispute on Mount Temple, technical cooperation between experts from Israel and Arab countries has taken place during the Integrated Field Exercise 2014, IFE14, conducted in Jordan by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban-Treaty Organization and which came to an end on 9th December.
The distinguished Israeli presence in Jordan indicates that despite the deterioration of diplomatic relations between Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom by the terrorist and the problem of the Temple Mount, sharing technical and professional action continued as usual. That means that overall Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization brings more than just its initials.