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Western Hypocrisy on Iran's Nuclear Rights

Iran rightfully demands its legitimate nuclear rights be recognized.

by Stephen Lendman

According to senior Iranian legislator Esmayeel Kosari :

Western nations recognize Iran's legitimate "nuclear rights, and they have no way out but to continue negotiati(ing)."

Nonetheless, multiple rounds achieved nothing. Moscow June 18 and 19 talks ended in failure. Washington and Israel are obstructionist. Britain, France and other Western states agree to policies harming their own interests.

They demand Iran relinquish rights enjoyed by dozens of other nations with commercial nuclear programs.

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On June 19, The New York Times headlined "Setback in Talks on Iran's Nuclear Program in a 'Gulf of Mistrust,' " saying:

"Talks on Iran's disputed nuclear program descended into mistrust and frustration in Moscow on Tuesday, casting doubt on whether the two sides can negotiate a way out of the escalating crisis."

European foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said intractable difference remain. Negotiators didn't commit to more talks. Technical experts will meet next month. They'll decide if more negotiations are warranted.

Iran wants its legitimate rights respected and all unjust sanctions removed. They were unjustly imposed in the first place. 

Washington and Israel yield nothing. Neither do go along Western partners.

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Their intransigence produced deadlock. Their alleged concerns about Iran's nuclear program is sham cover for longstanding regime change plans. 

Denigrating Tehran's legitimate right to produce nuclear power in accordance with NPT provisions is a pretext for planned aggression.

An unnamed US official said more sanctions are coming. New ones take effect July 1. They include an oil embargo and prohibition on insurance for ships carrying Iranian oil. Others are in prospect.

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