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The Islamic Republic of Iran is a member of the IAEA and is committed to the NPT. All our nuclear activities are transparent, peaceful and under the watchful eyes of IAEA inspectors. Why then are there objections to our legally recognized rights? Which governments object to these rights? Governments that themselves benefit from nuclear energy and the fuel cycle. Some of them have abused nuclear technology for non-peaceful ends including the production of nuclear bombs, and some even have a bleak record of using them against humanity.
Which organization or Council should address these injustices? Is the Security Council in a position to address them? Can it stop violations of the inalienable rights of countries? Can it prevent certain powers from impeding scientific progress of other countries?
Speaking to some 200 journalists, the Iranian president remarked, "It is not written in the NPT agreement that we should win the US trust for gaining our inalienable rights, a country which is pursuing projects for making second and third generations of atomic bombs and threatens others with such bombs."
Originally posted by 4thDoctorWhoFan
Originally posted by Vojvoda
Go Bush, go! Attack Iran and finish off US economy!
Actually, war usually stimulates the economy.
He'll be back, the White House promises, as President Bush digs into trying to settle the Arab-Israeli conflict more than seven years into his presidency.
Critics suggest he delayed far too long in getting involved and that his policies skew too much toward Israel. Supporters call him a pioneer for declaring publicly that the Palestinians are entitled to a state of their own.
"I am committed to doing all I can," Bush said Thursday in Jerusalem. His national security adviser, Stephen Hadley, said the president would return "at least once and maybe more."
Originally posted by biggie smalls
reply to post by 4thDoctorWhoFan
You've made good points.
I cannot disagree.
I loved your other realities phrase
No I am clearly a biased unimaginative ignorant anti-West ass, right?
On the third stop of an eight-day tour of Arab states, Mr Bush said: "Iran is today the world's leading state sponsor of terror.
"It sends hundreds of millions of dollars to extremists around the world while its own people face repression and economic hardship at home.
"Iran's actions threaten the security of nations everywhere."
He added: "The United States is strengthening our long-standing security commitments with our friends in the Gulf and rallying friends around the world to confront this danger before it is too late."
Mr Bush also accused Iran of supporting the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas and of sending arms to Shi'ite militants in Iraq.
"There is no doubt in my mind that we will succeed. There is no doubt in my mind that when history is written, the final page will say, 'Victory was achieved by the United States of America for the good of the world'."
Originally posted by jerico65
Well, the Iranians are messing around with Nukes. Maybe it is just nuclear energy, maybe the are looking for the bomb. Who knows?
The Straits are right next to them. If they want to feed that "wild hair", the can decide to close off the Straits. Guess where all the oil is shipped thru? That makes it a threat to National Security.
Would we stand a chance invading? Yes, we would. We'd take a bunch of casualities, but I know that the Iranian Army would, too.