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    • Rod from Oz
    • 25.08.06 | 12:19 (IDT)

    Its is far from "proved" that Iran has a nuclear weapons program. Yes, it is enriching uranium to apparently low levels (far below those required for a weapon). Yes it is in breach of some inspection protocols by the IAEA. But there is no real evidence at all that it is trying to build weapons. Israel, on the other hand, is too self obsessed to be bound by the international conventions which Iran has committed itself to. It has had a known nuclear weapons capability for many years. If there is any justification for nearby Muslim countries to develop atomic weapons then it is Israel which has provided them. The stance of Israel and the US on such things accordingly and inevitably looks like utter hypocrisy to the rest of the world. Given the dishonest use of claims about nuclear WMD programs in Iraq by both the US and Israel when they sought to justify the US invasion it is hard to see the global community accepting such things without far, far better "proof" when it comes to Iran.

    from the article: Will Bush make Iran the only superpower?
    First published 00:00 25.08.06 | Last updated 00:00 25.08.06
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