Iran is regional superpower even without nukes - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • ASAF ALI SHAH
    • 26.02.10 | 13:37 (IST)

    The huffing and puffing about Iran?s nuclear ambitions is a bit artificial. There is agreement in principle between the parties. Iran has signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, and says it does not intend to build the bomb. Under the treaty, Iran has the right to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes. I think it is possible for the U.S. to negotiate a credible verification mechanism. The U.S. cannot force Iran to forego its rights. By issuing threats, the U.S. has tied itself in knots, and enhanced Iran?s importance and influence. The main hurdle to conflict resolution is American stupidity and arrogance. ASAF ALI SHAH Lahore, Pakistan February 26. 2010

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    First published 02:07 21.02.10 | Last updated 09:51 21.02.10
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