Friday, July 13, 2007

EU3 Lacks Moral Authority to Lecture Iran

The NPT is among the most unpopular treaties in force as it legitimates injustice at the international level. Some states are allowed to have nukes, others are not. According to Elbaradei, a new NPT should "totally abolish nuclear weapons." It should also be done within a set timeframe. Elbaradei's proposal is realistic. For instance, chemical weapons are banned by the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). He rejects the idea that nuclear energy and nuclear proliferation are inter-connected. He emphasized that are no technical reasons to rely on Highly Enriched Uranium.According to Elbaradei, the United States does not have the moral authority to lead the charge against Iran, owing to its lack of commitment to nuclear disarmament. Javier Solana, the EU's foreign policy chief, has been appointed as the top negotiator of the Iranian crisis. He will present proposals agreed by six world powers in Vienna on Thursday. I seriously question whether Solana has the moral authority to lecture Iranian leaders on Nuclear Proliferation. Read full story

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