Israel says it will not take part in a conference aimed at achieving a nuclear-arms free Middle East, proposed at a UN meeting in New York.
Signatories of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) – including Iran – backed plans to meet in 2012.
In a document agreed at the talks, Israel was singled out for criticism.
Israel, which has not signed the NPT, dismissed the document as "deeply flawed" and "hypocritical".
"It ignores the realities of the Middle East and the real threats facing the region and the entire world," the Israeli government said in a statement issued in Canada, where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is visiting.
"Given the distorted nature of this resolution, Israel will notbe able to take part in its implementation."
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