US will Find Another Excuse to Target Iran
By Ahmet Dinc, Ankara
-- -- The United States is firm in its plans to
launch a military operation against Iran, said Kazim Jalali, a
spokesman for the Iranian Parliament’s Commission of Foreign
Affairs, adding the United States would find another reason for
its military operation even if the nuclear plants were
immediately shut down.
There are peaceful motives behind the nuclear projects in Iran,
said Jalali, when he asserted that the use of nuclear weapons is
outlawed according to Islam too. The Western news media
distorted what Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said about
Israel, Jalali argued.
Jalali was hosted in Turkey by the Political Thought Platform.
Iran signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, NPT, Jalali
told Zaman, and added that the treaty accords certain rights to
produce and utilize nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
There are nuclear projects in Iran that allow international
monitoring, said Jalali.
“For the past three years, 1,700 international overseers have
been granted official permission to inspect Iran’s nuclear
projects. One is most unlikely to see any other instances of
this. Iran received an order from the International Atomic
Energy Agency (IAEA) to relinquish its works on nuclear energy
within a period of two months. Iran put on hold its nuclear
works of its own accord when the government here conferred with
the European Union member countries on the Paris Pact. With a
blind eye to our efforts, they asked us for a sheer abandonment
of nuclear projects.
Iran’s use of a new generation of technology would alarm the
United States,” said the Iranian deputy. He argued that the
administration in Washington is encouraging the IAEA to press
the administration in Tehran to turn its back on the nuclear
The nuclear works in Tehran are only used as a pretext by the
United States to do away with the Islamic regime of Iran, Jalali
“The United States will always have a reason to strike Iran in
spite of an assertion from the government here to close soon all
the nuclear plants.”
Although there is a common awareness of the presence of nuclear
weapons in Israel, there is no objection to Israeli right to own
such weaponry, said Jalali.
The Iranian government will definitely not disown its peaceful
nuclear projects, Jalali concluded.
Copyrightę 1995-2004 Feza Newspaper Publishing Co.