|Friends of Humanity Newsletter|
As Iran fails to show at the Vienna meeting with the International Atomic Energy Agency to explain about the announced resumption of its nuclear activities at a site previously sealed by the IAEA, immediate referral to the U.N. Security Council becomes inevitable and necessary.
France, Britain and Germany – the “EU-3” – have led negotiations with Iran over its nuclear weapons program since 2003. The talks broke off late last year when Iran unilaterally breached its agreement by resuming suspended activities of the nuclear fuel cycle in Isfehan plant. IAEA board of directors consequently agreed to refer Iran to the Security Council at its next meeting which would be sometime in March 2006.
Later a “Russian plan” surfaced suggesting Russia to perform the enrichment process for Iran and Iran would return the nuclear waist back to Russia. This would help keep the part of fuel production process that could lead to bomb grade uranium outside of the country and yet enable Tehran to have a nuclear technology. This would have been a half way solution only if Iran‘s real intention was to produce electricity.
But the Russian plan was actually another opportunity for Tehran to buy a little more time and that was how they approached it. First it took about ten days for them to acknowledge the receipt of an official proposal while the Russians kept insisting that they had communicated the plan to Iran.
When it got to a point that Iran could no longer deny receiving the plan, they started playing another game saying there needs to be meetings to talk about details. But apparently this time the west had enough experience to let Iran waist another six months. Iran was told to accept the plan and then details can be discussed.
That was what rang the bell of the game ending into Iran’s ears. It was over.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said yesterday that the United States and its European allies have the votes to bring Iran before the U.N. Security Council for possible censure over its nuclear ambitions, signaling increasing skepticism that continued negotiations with Iran will ever succeed.
The game Iran has played for the past three years makes it’s nuclear intention obvious. While this country supports international terrorism and continues meddling in Iraq and interfering in the Middle East peace process, having such powerful technology at hand is obviously intimidating to the rest of the world.
Letting Iran to continue its work towards the bomb is no longer justifiable.
Iran’s only interest in “Russian plan” or any other plan as such is the opportunity to buy more time to push it’s nuclear weapons program forward and for the sake of peace in the world it should not be allowed to succeed.
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