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VIENNA (Reuters) - Member states of the U.N. nuclear agency on Friday rejected an Arab resolution singling out Israel for criticism over its assumed atomic arsenal, in a diplomatic victory for Western powers that opposed the initiative.
Arab states had submitted the non-binding resolution to the annual gathering in Vienna for the first time since 2010 to signal their frustration at the lack of progress in efforts to move towards a Middle East free of nuclear weapons.
Fifty-one countries voted against the text and 43 states for.
(Reporting by Fredrik Dahl; Editing by Alison Williams)
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