Saturday, December 23, 2006

Merry Christmas Iran

The UN Security Council voted to impose further sanctions on Iran because Iran refuses to stop what is guaranteed to it under the terms of the NPT to which it is a voluntary signatory.

So Iran is punished for practicing its rights under an international treaty while India is rewarded for refusing to sign the treaty and developing a nuclear weapon.

The glaring double standard that is applied to Iran in this and other cases is obvious even to the casual obvervor, no matter what their stance on nuclear weapons or the Iranian government.

Iranian Speaker of the Parliament had earlier claimed that Iran would reconsider its relations with the IAEA if the resolution passed.

With the passage of this resolutions, the government will probably gain the backing of many more people who will see that joining the NPT has been a ruse and a trap.