I am making this thread to put to rest some of the items that we know to be true, but others do not.
This is for all the people that say the sanctions are justified, please stick with that.
1) Iran had a big rally and they all were shouting “Death to America”. They want YOU dead!?
There are extremists to every culture. The ones that chant this phrase are not only America’s enemies, they are Iran’s enemies as well.
“They are not representatives of Iranian people, and this is not the slogan of Iranian people. Iranian people want independence and at the same
time want friendship with the U.S. and other countries. The "death to America" slogan, is the slogan of enemies of Iranian people, and it has caused
a lot of damage to Iran and Iranians, inside and abroad, during all these years, and has associated the name of Iran and Iranians with hostage-taking,
terrorism, and Islamism.
This barbaric slogan, from the start of Islamic Republic of Iran, has been repeated by the leaders of IRI, in every Friday prayer. In fact, after
the beheading of Nick Berg and the Sept 11th atrocity, the meaning of this slogan as the central slogan of Islamists is clear to anyone. Even before
Sept 11th, there were many other heinous crimes by the Islamists. The fatwa of Ayatollah Khomeini for murder of Salman Rushdie for his ideas, which
is even condemned by Khomeini's grandson today, and terrors of Boroumand, Bakhtiar, Kurdish Leaders, and Foruhars, are just to mention a
2) Iran is building nuclear weapons according to the IAEA report.
There are no publicly available guidelines for determining how serious a safeguards violation might be; there is no automatic translation from
safeguards violations into NPT violations. This may help explain why the IAEA has found many discrepancies, but has not yet formally found Iran to be
in noncompliance with its safeguards agreement.
Article XII of the IAEA Statute contains procedures for reporting non-compliance: ...The inspectors shall report any non-compliance to the
Director General who shall thereupon transmit the report to the Board of Governors. The Board shall call upon the recipient State or States to remedy
forthwith any non-compliance which it finds to have occurred. The Board shall report the non-compliance to all members and to the Security Council and
General Assembly of the United Nations. In the event of failure of the recipient State or States to take fully corrective action within a reasonable
time, the Board may take one or both of the following measures: direct curtailment or suspension of assistance being provided by the Agency or by a
member, and call for the return of materials and equipment made available to the recipient member or group of members. The Agency may also, in
accordance with article XIX, suspend any non- complying member from the exercise of the privileges and rights of membership.
This U.S. position is not an “official” finding of the IAEA; the United States has used a different standard than the IAEA in assessing
NOW FOR THE COUP DE GRACE REGARDING THE IAEA REPORT:
The IAEA carries out regular inspections of Iranian nuclear sites but has not sent a senior official for talks since August, before it released
its latest report containing what was described as intelligence showing Iran's nuclear military aims. Western countries seized on the IAEA
report last month to ratchet up economic sanctions.
All links to sources, here. My earlier post.
3) Iran is part of the NPT, and they are not complying with it even though they must as they are a signatory!
Some NPT (Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty) parties are adamant that the United States and other nuclear weapon states are not complying with their
own obligations, namely, to pursue nuclear disarmament.
So, some countries are expected to follow their obligations because they are signatories, but others don't have to? Please explain...
At the 2000 NPT Review Conference, the parties agreed to what have become known as the “13 Practical Steps” toward disarmament, but the United
States has since withdrawn its support for those steps.
4) This isn’t about oil, this is about Iran getting nukes.
Iran ranks second in the world in natural gas reserves and third in oil reserves. It is OPEC's 2nd largest oil exporter and it has the potential
to become an energy superpower.
Why aren’t they invading North Korea then? Israel? India? Pakistan? They are non-signatories of NPT. They don’t have what
5) Iran doesn't want the IAEA in their country.
Iran has invited the U.N. nuclear watchdog to visit for talks, a senior Western diplomat said on Tuesday, but it was not clear whether the IAEA
would accept without a commitment from Tehran to address suspicions it is seeking atomic weapons.
6) They want to "wipe Israel off the map".
See this thread.
If you have any further questions, or something to add please feel free to ask/add. I am just getting sick of repeating myself over and over and then
people just abandon thread because they have no opposition to what I am saying.
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