When I was in the Navy, it was official policy to state, "I cannot confirm or deny the presence of nuclear weapons." Countries, such as Japan, at least used to have laws banning nuclear weapons on their soil. Likewise, nuclear weapons were never acknowledged to be present on the Korea Peninsula until North Korea tested one.
Israel reportedly built their first nukes with technology and bomb materials stolen from the United States. Israel is NOT a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and would be hit with UN sanctions were they to officially acknowledge they possess nuclear weapons. Besides, it would be much harder to play the "victim" card and extract so much money and technology from the US and Europe if they officially acknowledged their nuclear arsenal.
That arsenal will do them little good if Iranian midget subs nuke Haifa and Tel Aviv, as been strongly hypothesized elsewhere, until they do,indeed have Tesla shield technology, as has been suggested by Lt. Colonel Tom Bearden.
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