Posted on April 4, 2012


Iran Elections

Iran Elections (Photo credit: bioxid)

A case of one nation bullying another. After the imminent success of the Arab Springs in the Middle East, US and its coalitions in Europe concentrate on “regime change” in Syria and Sudan. US has warned Tehran not to go ahead with its nuclear ambition or it will be severely dealt with. And Israel is ever ready to strike anytime soon. US is definitely taking advantage of its super power status to bully those nations which the US says are playing political truants. This is a case of double standard. US and Israel can amass nuclear bombs and why can’t Iran build one. Just because Iran is signataory to the nuclear disarmament and both US and Israel are not, Iran has become a country  at the mercy of these arrogant  super powers. And US  has made the United Nations its tool to pressure Iran. Times and again Iran has told the world soething like”If Israel can why can’t Iran? Obviously in respect to nuclear armament.Even India and Pakistan have been given the go ahead to build their nuclear plants and must Iran follow US standing order or rather UN’s  to disassemble its plants? Reuters  news today makes headline how Iran should react if it comes under attack from US, Israel and their European Allies:

Reuters 3 Apr 2012 as quoted by The Star also 3 April 2012 Iran says could hit US if it came under attack-paper

DUBAI (Reuters) – The United States would not be safe from retaliation if Iran is attacked by Washington, the Iran newspaper quoted a senior Revolutionary Guards commander on Tuesday as saying.

 “In the face of any attack, we will have a crushing response. In that case, we will not only act in the boundaries of the Middle East and the Persian Gulf, no place in America will be safe from our attacks,” Massoud Jazayeri was quoted as saying by the daily.

 Iran would not strike any country first, he said.

 Tehran is locked in a dispute with the West over its nuclear programme.

 Israel and the United States have threatened military action against Iran unless it abandons activities which the West suspects are intended to develop nuclear weapons.

 Further talks between Iran and world powers are expected to take place this month in an attempt to reach a compromise.

 The most recent talks failed in January 2011 after Iran refused to suspend its sensitive uranium enrichment work, as demanded by several U.N. resolutions.

 Tehran says its nuclear work is peaceful and it has the right to develop its programme under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

 “America, the Zionists and reactionary Arabs should pay attention that we will seriously confront them wherever the Islamic Republic’s interests are threatened,” Jazayeri said, according to Iran daily.

 Iranian officials have warned that the Islamic Republic’s response to any military strike would be painful and has said it could close the oil shipping thoroughfare the Strait of Hormuz.

 (Editing by Alison Williams and Angus MacSwan)

Copyright © 2012 Reuters


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