West's Unqualified Worry About Iran's Nuclear Programme
A much heated debate/discussion(a cause celebre) is being chartered in the western press,and international electronic media about the seemingly future of the Iranian nuclear programme.Here,I would like to debate the point that the apprehensions built and the concerns voiced against the possibility of Iran's acquiring the nuclear bomb are merely based on presumptions.To, me there appears no logical basis for the western worries about the Iranian nuclear programme.
Yes, seen from the emerging developments, it seems that the Iranian leadership is questing for gaining the nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.This Iranian right is truly guaranteed under the charter of the Nuclear non- Proliferation Treaty(NPT).And it goes without saying that being a signatory of the NPT, Iran is legally and morally bound to pay fidelity to the 'legal procedure' under which, a country may be allowed to acquire the 'nuclear technology'.
The UN's nuclear watchdog agency(IAEA) is playing its role in this regard.If Iran escapes the responsibility/accountability regarding the rules established by the IAEA,then mounting a diplomatic pressure on Tehran seems to be a 'warranted international imperative' and in this connection, theP5+1 diplomatic fora is already preoccupied.
But the western posture- of waging a war or a limited strike on the Iranian nuclear sites- holds no 'moral and legal validity' under any established norms of the international law.The international community should not ignore the fact that the war waged against Iraq in 2003,on the pretext of weapons of mass destruction(WMD), has already lost its footings.
And yet for the last thirty years, the International community, particularly the western community has been hibernating the issue of the Israeli bomb- a bomb under basement-covered under the doctrine of 'nuclear opacity'. Is not this a true reflection on the double-standard?
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