Comments on: ‘Reset’ on Iran now Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: VakileRoaya Sun, 26 May 2013 21:39:22 +0000 The important reference for the sentence:
“Mark Hibbs documented this in an article for Nuclear Fuel.”
should be: p:// el_iran.html&date=2009-10-25+23:00:25
instead of the mentioned: s-nuclear-program
which does not reference “Mark Hibbs” at all. Infact, it was a surprise to me that “Iran Primer” which is part of US Institute of Peace does not mention this US attempt to deny Iran cooperation for peaceful purposes. Then when you realize that the government of US at the time was clandestinely supplying Iran with conventional arms, denying them of peaceful development of nuclear technology, it does make current US efforts to stop the nuclear Iran somewhat hypocritical!

By: nuclearcom Fri, 24 May 2013 23:53:57 +0000 I’m no expert in how to build a nuclear weapons program, but I have read a lot about nations which developed peaceful nuclear programs, and Iran’s program looks nothing like a peaceful program. Take Canada, for example. They looked at various technologies and chose to go forward with an obvious eye to minimizing expenses. Iran, on the other hand, built every kind of facility needed to produce uranium and plutonium bombs. They didn’t have to, but they did. And they tried to do it in secret. When I first saw the list of facilities they were building, I had no doubt what their purpose was. This article is a biased sham. I agree with the assessment that the world would be a much worse place if Iran becomes a nuclear weapons state.


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Founding editor

By: assmuncher Sun, 19 May 2013 08:24:46 +0000 Great idea! Reset with Iran. It worked so well in 2008 with other countries such as Russia, so lets do it again.

By: EconCassandra Sat, 18 May 2013 13:58:11 +0000 @ BluePlaneteer —

Well said! The Iranians have already been victims of US foreign policy, which is designed to create “colonial” conditions conducive to exploitation by the US economy, and have no wish to return to US hegomonic rule.

Also, I agree that to avoid any mention of Israel in this context is a deliberate distortion of the truth.

These are the two main problems with US-Iranian relations, both of them related in various ways.

The issue of a nuclear Iran is a deliberate red herring to justify the US extremist policies that will probably lead to war in the Middle East.

By: usagadfly Fri, 17 May 2013 23:26:08 +0000 What Israel wants, and has, is a crony in the USA. It wants the Americans to do as they are told, when they are told, and to pay for it as well. Not to mention at the expense of American rather than Israeli lives. There is no opposition to Israel among the political classes in the USA. No questioning is permitted. The problem they are having is with the American people, who want no more Israeli wars by 90% to 10%. Embarrassing to countries that like to throw the word “democracy” around. But it will not stop the wars.

By: KyleDexter Fri, 17 May 2013 15:47:55 +0000 @ Yousaf Butt, excellent article!

@wirk, if you think Iran cares about what Isreal thinks, your an idiot. If Isreal and the US want to go to war, go ahead. Go to war with the Islamic Republic of Iran!

By: DanaJ Fri, 17 May 2013 12:50:34 +0000 Yes, Israel should be included in the discussion because it is well known that they are the only state in the Mid East that has nuclear weapons, but are not a signatory to the NPT, and refuse to sign it, or join the Mid East Nuclear Free Zone. Israel has also explicitly stated that they would use them too.
As long as exceptions are made for Israel, and all others are held to a different standard, Iran will continue to be sanctioned.
It is long past time that Israel be made to sign the NPT, declare their nuclear weapons, and join in the Nuclear Free Mid East. Instead, they, and the US, continue to block all such movement.

If Israel really wants a permanent peace with is neighbors, it must sign the NPT, and work with them to make the Mid East a nuclear weapons free zone, including banning all nuclear weapons being based there by the US.

By: wirk Fri, 17 May 2013 10:48:43 +0000 It is amazing how in such a long article loaded with all kind of information the author manages to avoid one word: Israel. This word explains all and everything about the attitude of the West.

Iran rethoric on Israel is well-known. Just the mastering of nuclear technology by Iran is perceived as potentially dangerous. The West has absolute commitment to the stability of Israel. There will be thus no reset or deal with Iran until Iran dismantles its nuclear program. Or the program will be dismantled.

By: BluePlaneteer Fri, 17 May 2013 00:21:11 +0000 I think, signing of Additional Protocol by Iran is going to be a grave and existential mistake. Iran has already suffered enough under NPT, so Additional Protocol is going to become another colonial “treaty” opening up the gate for more pressure on Iran than already put on it.

What most people including the author of this article do not understand is that, this whole fiasco is not about nuclear issue at all. It is about the crazy imperial hegemonic desires of US that every one in the world has to bow to it and worship it. Iranians have decided to live free. Nuclear issue has become just a pressure point to subjugate Iran to worship the self proclaimed earth god, the United States of America. If there was no nuclear issue and Iran had no nuclear technology, it would have been something else eg. chemical weapons, biological weapons, missiles, rockets, satellites, guns, knives, radio, keys and baby milk. It is just an excuse.

As for the assertion of the article about a reset and sanction relief, it is not going to happen. Ever. First of all, these toughest sanctions in history have come to reality by myriads of thousands of laws passed by senate, congress, US president, security council, EU, and the legislature of three dozen western aligned countries over the past 33 years. Removing them would take an eternity and even if the non-existent political will is mustered for their removal, it will take our and Iranians life times to see them waived. I guess Iranians also know that sanctions will never be removed.

But it is not only sanctions. The article is mute over other Iranian contentions as are all other western media, reporting on this issue. There is never a mention of unlawfully blocking Iran the access to Rossing Uranium mine which Iran is the owner of for the past 40 years through trickery. Or take the example of Eurodif, or Darkhovin nuclear power plant or Bushehr power plant etc etc. West seems to have forgotten about all these trickery but Iranians have not and will not. It is only natural for victims to remember horrors much longer than the perpetrators of the horror and trickery.

As things are going, with ever toughening of sanctions and continuous demonization and ridicule of Iranian nation, the ground is being laid for a military conflict with Iran for a regime change, the obvious goal of western world with regard to Iran. West can not accept anything less than complete destruction and capitulation of Iranian nation. And there is only one way for Iran to stop this madness. To build nuclear weapons exercising their inalienable national right under article 10 of NPT and pull out of this shameful imperial “treaty”. Once and for all. Peace will then prevail.