Britain’s Nuke Increase Is In Breach Of Its NPT Obligations

16 March 2021 — Moon of Alabama

Less than a month ago the British government chided Iran to ‘come back into compliance‘ with the nuclear deal:

“I don’t think that we should be sending a signal that we are going to overlook this non-compliance or just brush it under the carpet,” James Cleverly, Britain’s junior foreign minister who covers the Middle East and North Africa, told the BBC.

“This is in Iran’s hands, they are the ones breaching the conditions of the JCPOA, they are the ones that can do something about this, and they should come back into compliance,” he said.

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New York Times Supports False Trump Claims About An “Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program” That Does Not Exist

27 May 2019 — Moon of Alabama

During a press conference in Japan U.S. President Donald Trump today said (video):

And I’m not looking to hurt Iran at all.

I’m looking to have Iran say, “No nuclear weapons.”

We have enough problems in this world right now with nuclear weapons. No nuclear weapons for Iran.

And I think we’ll make a deal.

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North Korea and the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons By Carla Stea

19 October 2017 — Global Research

Intellectual and Moral Cowardice Fuels Savage Propaganda Against North Korea, Including at the United Nations. Deluded Factions in the U.S. Are “Begging for War.” President Carter Seeks Peace.

“The idea that only North Korea’s nuclear weapons are in flagrant violation of international law is not just bad faith, it’s blatantly lawless itself. The United States, along with the other nuclear-armed states, is obligated under the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to eliminate its nuclear weapons. The International Court of Justice was clear in its 1996 advisory opinion that “good faith” meant that the NPT states parties had to successfully conclude multilateral negotiations on nuclear disarmament. …The idea that the nuclear-armed states can have their nukes and eat their non-proliferation too is a reckless fantasy. If the United States, United Kingdom, and France want to prevent proliferation, why on earth would they try to deter states from negotiating or joining an international agreement to never acquire them or use them?” – Ray Acheson, Editor, First Committee Monitor, Director, Reaching Critical Will, Member, Steering Committee of ICAN, Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reportedly warned Sweden of severe consequences if the country followed through on signing a UN treaty banning nuclear weapons.

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International Law and the Iran Impasse by Asli Bâli

16 December, 2012 — Middle East Report Online

For more on Iranian thinking about the nuclear issue, see Asl? Bâli’s interview with former negotiating team spokesman Hossein Mousavian, “‘Iran Will Require Assurances,’” Middle East Report Online, May 16, 2012.

On any given day, provided her paper of choice still features international coverage, the average American newspaper reader can expect to be treated to one or two articles on attempts to halt advances in Iran’s nuclear program. These articles might cover efforts to levy fresh sanctions against the Islamic Republic; they might relay news of discussions among Iran’s primary interlocutors on the nuclear question, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (the so-called P5+1), about diplomatic overtures. Continue reading

Australia’s Uranium Bonanza: Making the World a More Dangerous Place By John Pilger

24 October, 2012 — Global Research

The Australian parliament building reeks of floor polish. The wooden floors shine so virtuously they reflect the cartoon-like portraits of prime ministers, bewigged judges and viceroys. Along the gleaming white, hushed corridors, the walls are hung with Aboriginal art: one painting after another as in a monolithic gallery, divorced from their origins, the irony brutal. The poorest, sickest, most incarcerated people on earth provide a façade for those who oversee the theft of their land and its plunder.

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Some facts about Iran’s nuclear activities

26 March 2012David Morrison

http://www.david-morrison.org.uk/iran/iran-some-facts.htm

“The United States, European allies and even Israel generally agree on three things about Iran’s nuclear program: Tehran does not have a bomb, has not decided to build one, and is probably years away from having a deliverable nuclear warhead.” (012) Continue reading

Economic Warfare & Strangling Sanctions: Punishing Iran for its “Defiance” of the United States

9 March 2012 – www.boilingfrogspost.com

Punishing the Population into Hunger

The economic sanctions imposed upon Iran are having the desired effect of punishing the population through hunger and economic strangulation, making life miserable for the many. As tensions increase between the “international community” (the West) and Iran, talk of war is in the air. Continue reading

Economic Warfare & Strangling Sanctions: Punishing Iran for its “Defiance” of the United States

9 March — www.boilingfrogspost.com

Punishing the Population into Hunger

The economic sanctions imposed upon Iran are having the desired effect of punishing the population through hunger and economic strangulation, making life miserable for the many. As tensions increase between the “international community” (the West) and Iran, talk of war is in the air. For years, sanctions have been imposed upon Iran in an attempt to devastate its dependence upon the oil industry for 80% of its revenues. Continue reading

A beginner’s guide to creating a ‘crisis’ By William Bowles

15 October 2006

“Each party shall in exercising its national sovereignty have the right to withdraw from the Treaty if it decides that extraordinary events, related to the subject matter of the Treaty, have jeopardized the supreme interests of its country.” — Article X of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Poor old North Korea, the latest bogeyman, its leader variously described as a tyrant, psychopath etc, etc. is once more the focus of Western ire. Now in all likelihood the reason is because things ain’t going too well in Iraq or Afghanistan and the Iranians have told the West to shove it, so isn’t it real convenient to have North Korea, waiting in the wings as it were, to frighten the kids with.

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