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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 1:41 am    Post subject: Iran Will Pursue Nuclear Technology Reply with quote

Addressing a U.N. conference on the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi said his government is "eager" to provide guarantees that its nuclear-fuel program will serve only peaceful purposes, as sought in talks with European governments.

Washington contends Iran's uranium enrichment program is aimed at building nuclear weapons, and President Bush has proposed banning such technology to all but those countries that already have it. Enriched uranium also can be used to generate electricity, which Iran says is its only aim.

"It is unacceptable that some intend to limit the access to nuclear technology to an exclusive club of technologically advanced states under the pretext of nonproliferation," Kharrazi said.

He also told delegates from more than 180 nations that the United States and other nuclear-weapons states should make legally binding assurances to non-nuclear states like Iran that they will not be subject to nuclear attack.

In Tehran, meanwhile, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said Tuesday the government would resume some nuclear activities but not uranium enrichment that have been suspended during talks with European governments to resolve the dispute.

On Monday, opening day of a monthlong conference reviewing the workings of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, U.S. delegation chief Stephen G. Rademaker demanded that Iran shut down and dismantle its enrichment equipment.

"The treaty is facing the most serious challenge in its history," the assistant secretary of state told delegates.

Because of the Iran dispute, treaty members still had not agreed on a complete agenda as of Tuesday morning. Conference organizers reported the Iranians were resisting a reference in the document to "relevant developments" diplomatic code, in this case, for Iran's nuclear program. Organizers hope to have agreement before the nuts-and-bolts work of committees begins next week.

Under the 35-year-old Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, states without nuclear arms pledge not to pursue them in exchange for a commitment by five nuclear powers the United States, Russia, Britain, France and China to move toward nuclear disarmament. Three other nuclear states Israel, India and Pakistan remain outside the treaty.

The treaty is reviewed every five years at conferences whose consensus positions give valuable political support to nonproliferation initiatives. At the 2000 meeting, the nuclear powers committed to "13 practical steps" toward disarmament, but critics complain the Bush administration by rejecting the nuclear test-ban treaty, for example has come up short.

"We are greatly disappointed" by "unsatisfactory progress" toward disarmament by the big powers, said New Zealand's Marian Hobbs, speaking for a coalition of disarmament-minded states.

Rademaker said, however, the Bush administration is "proud to have played a leading role in reducing nuclear arsenals," via the 2002 Moscow Treaty, for example, under which the United States and Russia are to cut back deployed warheads by two-thirds, to between 1,700 and 2,200 each, by 2012.

That agreement has been criticized for not requiring destruction of excess warheads taken off deployment or providing a transparent timetable and open verification of reductions.

Rademaker sought to focus attention instead on Iran, saying, "We dare not look the other way."

The Iran question hinges on the treaty's Article IV, which guarantees nonweapons states the right to peaceful nuclear technology, including uranium enrichment equipment to produce fuel for nuclear power plants.

That same technology, with further enrichment, can produce material for nuclear bombs. Tehran denies that is the purpose of its long-secret uranium-enrichment program, but in his keynote address Annan said states like Iran "must not insist" on possessing such sensitive technology.

Following Annan to the U.N. podium, Mohamed ElBaradei, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, renewed his call for a moratorium on new fuel-cycle facilities while international controls are negotiated.

ElBaradei has proposed putting nuclear fuel production under multilateral control by regional or international bodies. Rademaker reaffirmed President Bush's proposal for an outright ban on nuclear fuel technology, except in the United States and a dozen other countries that have it.

The Tehran government is negotiating on and off with Germany, France and Britain about shutting down its enrichment operations in return for economic incentives.

Meantime, Tehran has proposed establishment of a nuclear weapons-free zone in the Middle East, a move that would require Israel to give up its nuclear arsenal.

North Korea pulled out of the treaty in 2003 and said in February it has already built nuclear weapons. But the review conference is not expected to focus heavily on this first treaty defector, in order not to complicate efforts to draw Pyongyang back into the treaty fold through now stalled six-nation talks.


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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are 2 issues that should be addressed in this conference:

1. The American, Russian, Israeli, etc nuclear arsenal: Why is it necessary for the US, Israel, and Russia to have so many nuclear weapons?
2. To what extent are the attempts of countries like Iran and Brazil to gain nuclear technolgy lawful? Can a country enrich Uranium? And the issues surrounding it.

These two issues are connected. I doubt that this conference will come up with anything because on the first issue, I can't see the US or Russia giving up anything. On the second point, North Korea has already withdrawn from the NPT, so the issue will be around how to prevent members from withdrawing from this treaty. I doubt that they are able to come up with anything.
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The reason why Israel has nuclear weapons is quite clear. The country faces a constant threat of extinction from its Arab neighbours, in addition to the threat faces by the akhoonda.

The Israelis nuclear arsenal gives them exactly what they need, a a deterent to all those who seek to extreminate the Israeli state.
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And......the countries this Shahriar is mentioning, none are terrorist countries. Iran's terrorist government has a record of not only terrorist activities, but recruiting and sponsoring homocide bombers.
If you can't tell the difference between a crazy government that is willing to do anything to destabilize the world and destory its own people and the ones that have legitimate government, then you must be one of the JM members that usually try to justify what these ragheads are doing.......
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why does the U.S. and the West bully Iran into submission on its peaceful nuclear activities and turns a blind eye on other countries such as Israel, India, Pakistan? When Iran says it is willing to accept U.N. inspectors at all times, even snap inspections, for its nuclear activities then don't you think this attitude by the U.S. is more political than safety related? Doesn't it mean that the U.S. just doesn't want Iran, a country with a lot of resources, a big population, a lot of land and potential to produce its own nuclear fuel dominate the region economically in the future? Why should Iran depend on the west for its nuclear fuel, something they can just stop any time they want or use as leverage to make Iran subservient to their policies, when Iran can produce its own nuclear fuel with its own manpower and its own uranium? Isn't this bullying? Isn't this just plain unfair? And isn't this whole issue of "nuclear bomb" making just a cover so Iran would not be able to become a regional power in the future as far as nuclear fuel production is concerned? Who in his right mind would submit to such bullying? And why should they?
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 9:03 pm    Post subject: Shahriar Reply with quote

Shahriar - who do you think you are? Who do you work for? First of all, as a true Iranian, you should know that the issue is not even the Nuclear issue. Nuclear issue is a distraction from the human rights abuses, crimes and tyranny of the Mullahs. But even so, why are you defending a worthless regime such as the one in Iran - why do you not support your compatriots, the Iranian people? Are you a Tony Blair supporter?
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 12:17 am    Post subject: Re: Shahriar Reply with quote

perzopolis wrote:
Shahriar - who do you think you are? Who do you work for? First of all, as a true Iranian, you should know that the issue is not even the Nuclear issue. Nuclear issue is a distraction from the human rights abuses, crimes and tyranny of the Mullahs. But even so, why are you defending a worthless regime such as the one in Iran - why do you not support your compatriots, the Iranian people? Are you a Tony Blair supporter?


I am basically stating my opinion regarding the nuclear issue and why other countries have the right to possess such thing while Iran can not.


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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shahriar, does it make a difference to you that possession of deliverable nukes by the mullahs might actually make their regime immune to overthrow by outside pressure for the next thousand years or until they do something so stupid as to require Iran to be reduced to glowing rubble?

Just wondering.

By the way, what board did you just come from?
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 4:54 am    Post subject: Re: Shahriar Reply with quote

Shahriar wrote:
here I am basically stating my opinion regarding the nuclear issue and why other countries have the right to possess such thing while Iran can not.


Shahriar, if it wasn't for the Islamic republic, I would also support Iran's right to produce nuclear power, or even develop a nuclear weapon. But the fact is, these weapons do not benifit Iran, they benefit the akhoonds and their perverted aspirations. If this kind of technology would sincerely boost the Iranian nation as a whole, then I would have had no problem with it. But it doesn't, not in any way.
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rasker wrote:
Shahriar, does it make a difference to you that possession of deliverable nukes by the mullahs might actually make their regime immune to overthrow by outside pressure for the next thousand years or until they do something so stupid as to require Iran to be reduced to glowing rubble?

Just wondering.

By the way, what board did you just come from?


heh

I can't see iranians being upset that "outside pressures" wouldn't be be able to change their government. Obviously some will but a bombing campaign like the one in Iraq will have almost no support in Iran, imo.
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WELL, WELL ISN'T SHAHRIAR THE STEREOTYPE AGHAZADE....

HERE'S THE FORMULA:

1. PICK A PERSIAN NAME!
2. ANNOUNCE AT EVERY OCCASION POSSIBLE YOU ARE A MONARCHIST!
3. ...BUT DON'T BE AGAINST IRI!!! DEFEND THEM AND THEIR ACTIONS:



Shahriar wrote:
Why does the U.S. and the West bully Iran into submission on its peaceful nuclear activities

Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation

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When Iran says it is willing to accept U.N. inspectors at all times
YES IRI SAYS IT'S WILLING TO, BUT NO THEY AREN'T, IRI KEEPS OFF INSPECTORS FROM SENSITIVE SITES.

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...a country with a lot of resources, a big population....
THE OIL, GAS, ETC ARE BEING SOLD TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES AND THE MONEY GOES TO THE "AGHAZADES", THE BIG POPULATION GETS ZIP.

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just a cover so Iran would not be able to become a regional power
NO ITS NOT A COVERUP, THE USA SINCERELY DOESN'T WANT THE CRIMINAL IRI THUGS TO BECOME A REGIONAL POWER, AND NEITHER DO WE, THE TRUE IRANIANS, AS THEY'VE DONE ENOUGH DAMAGE IN OUR NAME.
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shahriar - please tell us why you use this man's picture? What is the purpose? Is he your role model?
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I applaud Pantea. Barikalla!
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saman wrote:
I applaud Pantea. Barikalla!



Barikallah (tazi)
Afarin (persian)

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm betting that Shahriar came over from that recently closed JM board. We've been warned to expect some 'immigrants'.
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