Iran-Nuclear: Mullahs’ nuclear file must be referred to Security Council – Norwegian parliamentarian

Iran-Nuclear: Mullahs’ nuclear file must be referred to Security Council – Norwegian parliamentarianSaturday, 10 December 2005 
New aspects of the Iranian regime’s nuclear program were disclosed in a press conference in Oslo on Thursday.

In this press conference the speakers emphasized that it was time to end the policy of appeasement in light of its obvious failure following Ahmadinejad’s appointment as the mullahs’ president and called for referral of the regime’s nuclear file to the UN Security Council.

Mr. Morten Høglund, member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Norwegian Parliament, called for a firm policy against the clerical regime if an inevitable war should be avoided. He referred to the past experience of dealing with the regime and reiterated that nothing will be gained by engaging the regime and it would only give the mullahs ample time to complete their nuclear weapons program.


Former member of the Norwegian Parliament, Ingvald Godal, followed the debate by congratulating Mohammed ElBaradei for the Nobel Peace Prize but at the same time urged him to take a firm stance against the regime. He cautioned that nuclear bomb in the hands of a religious, terrorist regime like the mullahs would be a catastrophe for the whole world.

Next speaker Mr. Lars Rise, former member of the Norwegian Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee and a board member of the “No to Nuclear Norway,” stressed that the Iranian regime poses a serious threat to the world peace and security, particularly after Ahmadinejad’s appointment as the clerical regime’s president.

Rise pointed out that in the past three months enrichment of uranium has been resumed and the Iranian regime has violated its commitments to the international community. There is no point to continue a policy of appeasement with the regime. This policy has been a total failure.

The last speaker was Bjorn Jacobsen, a member of the Norwegian Parliament’s Defense Commottee. He stressed that the world does not need nuclear weapons, specially in the hands of the clerical regime in Iran. He joined others in calling for referral of the regime to the UN Security Council. He also regretted that the revolution in Iran was high-jacked by repressive mullahs in that country.