Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Tehran editorial: UN Security Council or U.S. Security Council?: "China and Russia made a major concession to the United States in UN Resolution 1696. A day before the adoption of the resolution, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had said Moscow opposed any deadline, sanctions, or threats against Iran. China had adopted similar stances. The resolution implies that these powers made a backdoor deal, a fact which Iranian officials should take into consideration."

"Even if the international community accepts that the Security Council adopted the resolution to maintain world peace and security, how can it accept its shameful silence over the massacre of the Lebanese and Palestinian children by Israel?

"There is one likely answer. In the eyes of the Security Council, the regime that is free to produce nuclear weapons is also free to butcher hundreds of defenseless women and children. The Security Council, which has kept mum about the massacre of defenseless children in Qana, Lebanon but has passed a resolution against Iran’s peaceful nuclear program within the framework of international law, is not the Security Council, it is the Insecurity Council! It is not the UN Security Council, rather it is the U.S. Security Council."

"From the legal point of view, it is not acceptable that in the second paragraph of the resolution, the Security Council states that it “Reaffirms its commitment to the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, and recalls the right of states party, in conformity with Articles I and II of that treaty, to develop research, production and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes without discrimination”, and deprives a country of its right while it has not violated the NPT.The resolution is proof that the five major nuclear powers are using international bodies as tools to impose their demands on Iran."

So Iran continues its battle (virtually alone) against White Western hegemony. Iranian President Ahmadinejad launches into some blunt criticism: "'The United States and Britain are responsible for Israel's killing of civilians in Lebanon and should not be trusted with seats on the U.N. Security Council'.... Iran regularly blames Britain, as a creator of Israel, and the United States, as the state that bankrolls and protects it, for deaths in conflicts in the Middle East. "They are not competent to be members of the Security Council or to have the power of veto ... They are criminals and should be put on trial," Ahmadinejad told a crowd in the northeastern town of Bojnurd.... Ahmadinejad accused Israeli forces of being part of a British and U.S. plan to recreate a colonial Middle East."

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