Below are selections which should awaken the desire for peace loving Americans to side against Obama administration threats to bomb Iran and Secretary of States rejection in scorn of Ahmadinejad's address and her reiterating a preposterous lie that the U.S. is working for a world in which the U.S. would have no nuclear weapons.
For the readers succinct perusal have underlined what would seem to be key passages from IRNA
"Full text of the Iranian president's address at NPT Conference - President: "Nuclear bomb, crime against humanity, not for defense"
"Nuclear bomb, even if produced and stockpiled on the pretext of deterrence is a dangerous act and a false strategy which runs against the main course of security. ... You may remember that how the aerial transport of a cruise missile mistakenly loaded with nuclear warhead from a base inside the US soil to another base in the country posed a serious danger creating anxiety and fear among the American people. Second, nuclear arm is a destructive weapon that destroys all living creations including human beings, animals and plant species everywhere it explodes its radiations will affect next generations, with massive and persistent environmental pollutions which remain for hundreds of years. Look at the disastrous consequences of atomic explosions in Hiroshima and the use of depleted nuclear bombs in south Iraq. Nuclear arms are, therefore, a fire against humanity rather than a weapon for defense or offence. Possession of nuclear weapons is not something to be proud of; rather it is ugly and ignominious. More ignominious is the threat to use such weapons, the specter and ramifications of which are in no way comparable with any crime committed in history.
Those who exploded atomic bombs killed hundreds of thousands of people and leveled to the ground two cities, are regarded as the most hated human beings in the history.
For over sixty years the Security Council and the United Nations have failed to build sustainable security feeling of security in the international relations.... the International Atomic Energy Agency has been unable to fulfill its responsibilities. Over the past forty years some governments, including the occupation Zionist regime have been equipped with nuclear weapons.
What is real reason behind all this?
1. Feeling of superiority
In the mindset of divine prophets and devoted people and based on all humanitarian beliefs, superiority comes from devotion to moral principles, purity, humility and the desire to serve human kind, not from the power of suppressing others.
Prosperity and perfection depends on purity not on military power. Unfortunately, some governments, by relying on the outdated theory of survival, find military power and means of superiority to suppress other nations, a policy that has disseminate the seeds of hate and hostility, and instigated arms race in the international relations.
2. The production, stockpiling, and improved quality of nuclear armaments in a country was the best justification for others to develop their own arsenals, a trend that has been unstoppable over the past forty years in violation of the commitments set forth in the NPT.
3. Nuclear weapons as a means of deterrence
This policy is the main factor behind the mounting arms race, because deterrence requires having the edge and the head both in quality and quantity of weapons, which itself has led to a continual devastating nuclear race. According to unofficial reports, there are more than 20,000 nuclear warheads in the world, half of which stockpiled in the United States. The other side, as the rival of the United States, is forced to continue the development of nuclear weaponry on the excuse of deterrence and these two constitute the flagrant violation of NPT provisions.
4. The threat in international relations to use Nuclear Weapons
Regrettably, the government of the United States has not only used nuclear weapons, but also continues to officially threaten some countries including Iran to use such weapons against them.
5. Unilateral use of the Security Council and the IAEA.
Nuclear weapons states enjoy exclusive rights privileges at the highest international decision-making body and in the IAEA... there is not a single report of inspections by the IAEA experts on the nuclear facilities of the United States and its allies,
6. Enforcement of multi-standard criteria
While the Zionist regime has stockpiled hundreds of nuclear warheads, ... enjoys the full supported of the United States and of its allies to develop its nuclear weapon program. However, the same governments impose heaviest pressures and psychological warfare upon the member countries on the false pretext of probable diversions of their peaceful activities without giving any substantiated evidence. ...
Nuclear weapons states enjoy exclusive rights privileges at the highest international decision-making body and in the IAEA. They widely use these platforms unilaterally against the spirit of NPT and the non-nuclear states. These unacceptable and unfair practices have turned into a continued process because of being repeated over years.
None of the non-nuclear states has ever been able to enjoy its inalienable and legal rights for the peaceful use of nuclear energy without facing pressures or threats. . Whilst, under the pressures of these governments and on various excuses, a number of resolutions were issued against non-nuclear weapons states, to deny them of their legal rights in defiance of NPT provisions.
It is a simplistic and illogical thinking to expect the nuclear weapons states to take any effective voluntary initiative towards disarmament and non-proliferation, because they consider nuclear arms a factor of superiority.
An Iranian saying reads: A knife never cuts its handle.
Expecting the greatest sellers of the nuclear weapons to monitor the disarmament process is illogical.
The government of the United States that is the biggest culprit in the production, stockpiling and use of nuclear weapons or threat to use them insists on taking the lead in reforming the NPT through a series of propaganda moves. The US Administration, in defining its new nuclear policies, has announced that it will not produce new nuclear arm and will not attack non-nuclear countries with nuclear weapons. The United States has never respected any of its commitments. What are the guarantees for such a commitment or the tool for its verification? I should remind that in the past decades, the United States had most of its wars with its friends. Furthermore, under the new policies, some member states of NPT were threatened to be the target of a pre-emptive nuclear strike. The United States has always diverted public attention from its illegitimate actions bringing into focus misleading issues. .
In the new strategy, there is no mention nuclear strike against nuclear weapon countries in order to concentrate on the target independent nations. Meanwhile major terrorist networks are supported by its intelligence agencies and by the Zionist regime. We have concrete evidence in this very connection that will be exhibited during the forthcoming conference on global fight against terrorism in Tehran.
In the new policy, they say they will not develop weapons, but they will enhance their capability enhancement means giving greater capability to nuclear weapons to kill and destroy without being tested. This is proliferation and development of new weapons, in addition, such policies are not verifiable, because there is no inspection by any independent body on nuclear programs of the United States and its allies.
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