The existence of Israel's nuclear program is officially denied by the Israeli
government for fear of mandatory U.S. trade and diplomatic sanctions that would
be imposed if proof of the program were to become public. Israel has not signed
the nuclear nonproliferation treaty, and the U.S. officially turns a blind eye
to Israel's weapons-of-mass-destruction (WMD) program. The release of this
IKONOS image of the Israeli nuclear reactor at Dimona caused some embarrassment
for both Israel and the U.S. The reactor is in the lower left of this image.