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India, which imports 12 per cent of its oil from Iran, will not scale down its petroleum imports from Tehran despite US and European sanctions against the Islamic republic, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said.
“It is not possible for India to take any decision to reduce the imports from Iran drastically, because among the countries which can provide the requirement of the emerging economies, Iran is an important country amongst them,” Mr. Mukherjee told reporters.
“We (India) imports 110 million tonnes of crude per year. We will not decrease imports from Iran. Iran is an important country for India despite U.S. and European sanctions on Iran,” the finance minister said.
The US and EU have stated Iran has a right to nuclear power.
The issue is the dual purpose of parts of their program and the failure of the Iranian government to comply with the NPT / IAEA requirements they agreed to when Iran joined those entities.
The problem is people are so consistently distorting the facts its not even funny. As an example your post, which focuses on the EU and US and aggressive actions and this and that, which is fine but has nothing to do with Iran not abiding by the treaty they voluntarily joined.
Let me clarify for everyone -
We held North Korea to the exact same standard we are holding Iran.
Unlike Iran, North Korea withdrew from those agreements (NPT / IAEA). They opted to go forward with their nuclear weapons program.
If Iran wants nukes and wants the world to back off - then they can do what Israel does. Not be a members of the NPT / IAEA and pursue their own program.
Why did they build a secret enrichment facility and fail to disclose that location to the IAEA as required?
Why have they refused the ability for inspectors to have full complete access to various locations?
Why were inspectors kept out of the country for over a year?
Why does Iran refuse to make scientists available to the inspectors as required?
Why did Iran get caught with software that allows the computer testing of unclear explosions?
All Iran is doing now is stalling for time in hopes of gaining the ability to build a nuke.