Middle East Treaty Organization

The Middle East Treaty Organization (METO) is a coalition of civil society activists and practitioners seeking to rid the Middle East from all weapons of mass destruction as a gateway toward regional security and peace. Our vision is of a peaceful, integrated and thriving Middle East built on human and environmental security and our mission is to eradicate WMDs, broker peace and build security in the Middle East. wmd-free.me

Consequences of chemical weapons still felt by victims 34 years after the attack on Halabja, Northern Iraq

The 16th of March 2022 marks the 34th anniversary of the despicable attack on Halabja by the forces of Saddam Hussain on the Kurdish population of Northern Iraq. The population was targeted with what experts later concluded to be “a…

Media Briefing: Developments in the Middle East & the perspectives for WMD Disarmament – September 1

Despite the covid pandemic, the last 12 months have seen a flurry of activity in the Middle East in the field of regional security: The Abraham Accords, moves by the USA and Iran to return to compliance with the JCPOA,…

Interview with Sharon Dolev on the Israeli elections

As Pressenza readers will know, wlections have recently taken place in Israel. Pressenza is delighted to publish here a podcast interview done for the Middle East Treaty Organization (METO). Sharon Dolev is the Israeli executive director of METO. Paul Ingram…

On the violence in Israel and Palestine

Pressenza republishes here the text of the statement released by the Middle East Treaty Organization issued today. The latest violent conflict between Palestine and Israel further destabilises an already volatile region. The Middle East continues to face insecurity, instability and…

Middle East Treaty Organization statement on the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

The Middle East Treaty Organization (METO) condemns in the strongest terms the assassination of the Iranian scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh as reported in the media today. Iran has alleged that this crime has been carried out by Israeli agents, and other…