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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO /ˈneɪtoʊ/; French: Organisation du traité de l'Atlantique Nord; OTAN), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949. The organization constitutes a system of collective defence whereby its member states agree to mutual defense in response to an attack by any external party. NATO's headquarters are in Brussels, Belgium, one of the 28 member states across North America and Europe, the newest of which, Albania and Croatia, joined in April 2009. An additional 22 countries participate in NATO's Partnership for Peace program, with 15 other countries involved in institutionalized dialogue programmes. The combined military spending of all NATO members constitutes over 70 percent of the global total. Members' defense spending is supposed to amount to 2 percent of GDP.Yes and the NTP concerns PARTIES who signed it, not non-signatories. So what Iran does with its nuclear program is of no concern to Israel. That this point went so far over your head is incredible.NAFTA has to do with North America.
As has been stated already, if you don't sign the treaty, you don't get a seat at the table to pressure anyone about anything if you didn't sign the treaty.No where near Israel and doesn't affect them in the slightest. However the NPT does affect Israel as far as the ME goes. They don't have a right to rule on anything regarding the NPT. But they most certainly do have a right to voice and pressure for enforcement of it in their area.
You and I get to voice and pressure our representatives on laws BECAUSE WE LIVE IN THE DAMN COUNTRY AND PAY TAXES. Israel is a non-signatory to the treaty and has had no role in its draft or for that matter anything even remotely concerned with upholding it for itself.Just as you and I have a right to voice and pressure our representatives on laws.