Nuclear Roulette Update
Nuclear talks are a ruse.
by Stephen Lendman
Multiple P5 + 1 talks were held. Almaty, Kazakstan ones are the latest. Nothing gets accomplished. Washington obstructionism prevents it. Israel does so covertly.
Netanyahu reacted as expected. Bluster substitutes for reason. "(T)here are no measures that will make Iran heed the demands of the international community aside from military sanctions against it," he said.
Iran won't end its "military nuclear program. (It) continues to violate all the international standards. Therefore I believe that the world must tighten the sanctions and make it clear that if it continues with its plan, there will be military sanctions."
He means war.
Nuclear talks are subterfuge. Washington, Israel, and EU nations know Iran's program is peaceful. Claiming otherwise is red herring cover for regime change.
US plans are longstanding. Independent governments aren't tolerated. Subservient pro-Western ones are demanded. In 1979, Iran ended a generation of repressive Reza Shah Pahlavi rule.
He was Washington's man in Tehran. He remained so until the Islamic Republic of Iran replaced him.
Iranians aren't about to roll over for America. Their independence matters more. They're not about to surrender it nor should they.
US demands have no legitimacy. International law is clear. No nation may interfere in the internal affairs of others.
The 1648 Treaty of Westphalia established the principle of state sovereignty. Foreign interference and/or intervention are prohibited.
Kellogg-Briand promised wars would no longer resolve "disputes or conflicts of whatever nature or of whatever origin they may be, which may arise among them."
Article 8 of the 1933 Montevideo Convention of Rights and Duties states: