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There is no way to secure the Middle East as long as Iran pursues nuclear weapons and engages in terror, Vice Premier Moshe Ya’alon said on Thursday.
“Without confronting the Iranian regime, there is no way to stabilize Afghanistan, Iraq, Bahrain, Syria and Lebanon,” he said during a speech in Jerusalem at a conference organized by The Israel Project.
Ending the Iranian threat, Ya’alon said, “is a challenge for the stability of the Middle East and the entire world. By one way or another a nuclear Iran should be stopped.”
He added that Iran should feel as if it has to choose between continued pursuit of its nuclear program or its survival as a nation.
Tehran’s nuclear program should be halted by “a joint international regional effort since it does not threaten only Israel but the entire region,” he said, “and aspires to be a hegemonic power in the region and then a world power.”
These measures should include isolation and sanctions as well as support for forces in Iran that support democracy, modernization and freedom, he said. There must also be a “convincing and credible military option as a last resort,” Ya’alon added.
Preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear
4 weapon is among the most urgent national security
5 challenges facing the United States.
(8) Nevertheless, to date, diplomatic overtures,
21 sanctions, and other non-kinetic actions toward Iran
22 have not caused the Government of Iran to abandon
23 its nuclear weapons program.
(b) DECLARATION OF POLICY.—It shall be the policy
4 of the United States to take all necessary measures, in5
cluding military action if required, to prevent Iran from
6 threatening the United States, its allies, or Iran’s neigh7
bors with a nuclear weapon.
Well, talk about a hypocrite. Israel a nation with a mass undeclared nuclear arsenal are teaming up with the United States who are the only country to actually use nuclear weapons on another country in more "dialogue" to keep the peace in the Middle East.
Hey Moshe, there is no proof that Iran is actually seeking nuclear weapons, and your country (Israel) is the ring leader when it comes to terror in the Middle East.
A senior IAEA expert team is returning from Iran after two days of discussions with Iranian officials held on 20 and 21 February 2012. The meeting followed previous discussions held on 29 to 31 January 2012.
During both the first and second round of discussions, the Agency team requested access to the military site at Parchin. Iran did not grant permission for this visit to take place.
Intensive efforts were made to reach agreement on a document facilitating the clarification of unresolved issues in connection with Iran's nuclear programme, particularly those relating to possible military dimensions. Unfortunately, agreement was not reached on this document.
"It is disappointing that Iran did not accept our request to visit Parchin during the first or second meetings," IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said. "We engaged in a constructive spirit, but no agreement was reached.
You're looking at this the wrong way. The burden of proof is on Iran. They are required to satisfy the IAEA in accordance with the NPT and Iran has failed continuously to do so.
Another bash Israel thread?
The fact that they did not allow inspectors into the Parchin facility does not qualify as proof of Iran seeking nuclear weapons.It may be suspicious, but it's not proof.
In November 2011, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors rebuked Iran following an IAEA report detailing how Iran had undertaken research and experiments geared to developing a nuclear weapons capability. For the first time, the IAEA report outlines, in depth, the country’s detonator development, the multiple-point initiation of high explosives, and experiments involving nuclear payload integration into a missile delivery vehicle.
Actually you are the one who is looking at this the wrong way. There is no burden of proof on Iran. They have the right to deny inspections of facilities if they wish to do so once they are unfairly sanctioned. They at least have the "politeness" to sign the NPT.
Meanwhile nations like Israel will not allow inspectors. Yes I know they are not signatories to the NPT, but let's be logical here.
Originally posted by sonnny1
Lets just GIVE Iran a few hundred Nuclear Weapons......
We ALL know how stable Iran is, and it would bring stability to that region, if they had these types of weapons, ushering in Muhammad al-Mahdi......
a new poll commissioned by the European Commission show that Israel is believed by Europeans in 15 countries to be the greatest threat to world peace, greater than North Korea, Iran or Afghanistan. While the European Commission will release the full results of the poll on Monday, the International Herald Tribune reported that the 7,500 people polled living in the European Union (500 in each of the 15 E.U. member states) were presented with a list of 15 countries and asked if these countries present a threat to world peace. Shockingly, Israel was rated first.
A true story, which explains in detail the nature and modus operandi of the Organization, and extensively demonstrates that the following two statements by Mr John Bolton, the former US ambassador to the UN (who together with Mr Colin L. Powell and later also Ms Condoleezza Rice, former US Secretaries of State, already since 2004 wanted to oust Mr Mohamed ElBaradei), are also true for the IAEA:
“The US will use nuclear weapons against states, which have violated or renounced the NPT” (Barack Obama) - It is the job of the IAEA to denounce those states!
Israel, according to Mr Mohamed ElBaradei, the problem no. 1 in the Middle East (it is already bad enough, that the US, which have caused the Middle East Conflict in the first place, are also the mediator in this Conflict! But it is still worse that the Arabs, who are the victims in this Conflict, recognize this mediation role to the US!)! It is well known that Israel's army is largely funded by the US. Therefore, it would not be surprising if it is known that it is the US that provided Israel with its nuclear weapons, or otherwise helped it to acquire them, thereby fostering the proliferation, it is ready to fight with the same weapons! This might be the reason why the US in this respect systematically vetoes year after year every “Resolution” against Israel in both the UN Security Council and the IAEA. Mr Yukiya Amano is well aware of this and of the fact that Israel has not signed the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and that, therefore, the IAEA has no right to investigate "Israel's nuclear capabilities"!
Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
Israel has just as many nut jobs, including in it's upper ranks so it's unfair to only portray Iran as group of extremists, even though most of the stuff we hear about the Iranian extremists is Western propaganda.