Sunday morning’s main news was on the nuclear programme deal reached between Iran and six world powers – US, Russia, China, UK, France and Germany.
It is good news for Iran, its people – and for rest of the world too. The deal may assist towards bringing a little more stability to the ever-unstable Middle East region.
US President Barack Obama welcomed the deal, saying it would “help prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon”.
As expected, Israel is not happy and has described the deal as “historic mistake”. Per Israel President Benjamin Netanyahu, “the world has become a much more dangerous place” because Iran has taken one step towards attaining nuclear weapon.
Clearly Obama and Netanyahu contradict each other!
Let us examine the crux of these statements; why should the world prevent Iran – and Iran only – from building a nuclear weapon?
Iran started uranium enrichment in 2003; from then onwards US, Israel and its allies are accusing Iran of building nuclear bombs.
There is no direct proof that Iran is building a nuclear bomb; their top officials and political leaders vehemently deny this accusation. For a minute, for argument sake, let us say Iran is working towards building a nuclear bomb. Even if this is true, how can US & Israel complain, cry and accuse Iran?
All countries – which were on table with Iran on this deal – already have nuclear weapons. What moral grounds could they use to say no to Iran?! As discussed earlier in this blog, should not these countries first dispose of their nuclear arsenals before preaching?!
As posted earlier, I do not support nuclear weapons. My strong viewpoint is that the world should get rid of all of its nuclear weapons. But it should be done in a phased manner, with the country with largest collection shedding them first. Then, and then only rest of the world can force Iran to stop its nuclear program. Not before.
As said earlier, I am happy a deal is reached – even though it is a temporary one, only with six month’s validity. Let us hope Israel, US and rest of the world recognize and realise Iran’s rights for peaceful nuclear operations.