Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivers his speech during a conference of the Asian Parliaments Association for Peace, in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006. Ahmadinejad on Sunday harshly criticized the United Nations Security Council for its threats to impose sanctions on defiant Tehran over its nuclear program.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday criticized the United Nations Security Council over its efforts to impose sanctions on Iran because of its nuclear program.
“It is most embarrassing that the U.N Security Council, which should be the defender of nations’ security and rights, threatens countries pursuing nuclear fuel under the law to provide fuel for peaceful purposes,” Ahmadinejad said.
Addressing the seventh conference of the general assembly of the Asian Parliaments Association for Peace, Ahmadinejad criticized the U.N. for applying a double standard, noting that “countries, armed with nuclear weapons, deny the rights of other countries to produce nuclear fuel and exploit it for peaceful purposes.”
Ahmadinejad and the Iranian Mullahs are playing the Western media cycle again. The sad fact is the United Nations Security Council is a feckless and woirthless organization that will NEVER impose meaningful sanctions against Iran’s nuclear program.
However, Israel and the United States will not be deterred by the political correctness of the United Nations or the P-5-Plus-1 group of nations.
President Vladimir Putin, right, greets Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani during a meeting at Novo-Ogaryovo just outside Moscow, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006. President Vladimir Putin on Saturday held talks with Iran’s top nuclear negotiator, a move that signaled a serious Kremlin effort to force Iran to freeze its uranium enrichment program.
Ahmadinejad made the comments following the meeting Saturday in Moscow between Iran’s top nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani, and Russian President
Russia is urging the resumption of international talks on Iran’s nuclear program. Although Moscow, along with China, have agreed in principle on sanctions, both have publicly pushed for dialogue instead of punitive measures.
Both countries have major commercial ties with Iran, and can veto council resolutions as permanent members.
Of course, complete intransigence on the part of Russia and China may lead to a couple of results:
1. Intransigence in the UNSC/G-8/WTO by the United States on all trade matters pertaining to Russia and China.
2. Military action by Israel and the United States against Iran due to the complete failure/blockage of negotiations.
If Flap were Ahmadinejad I would do less SPIN and more fortification of Kharg Island.
The Natanz uranium enrichment complex in Natanz is pictured in this January 2, 2006 satellite image.
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