Saturday, September 08, 2012

More anti-Iranian rhetoric from john mccain

While this rhetoric from john mccain may be old news, the current aggressive stance of the republican party towards Iran makes this statement all the more inciteful.  Were this any other country mccain would be silent.
http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9106062396


News - English
News numbre:  9106062396
2012-09-08 - 17:56


McCain: Iranians Support Govt's Policy of Nuclear Advancement

TEHRAN (FNA)- American Senator and former Republican presidential candidate John McCain underlined that the US sanctions cannot deter Iran from acquiring and mastering the nuclear technology inasmuch as the Iranian nation is supportive of the country's nuclear program.

"Sanctions, when we look at history, rarely work - and in the case of Iran that's exacerbated by a sense that the nuclear program has the people's support," said McCain on Friday.

Iran and the United States are locked in a standoff over Tehran's nuclear drive. The United States and its Western allies accuse Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian nuclear program, while they have never presented any corroborative evidence to substantiate their allegations.

Iran vehemently denies the charges and insists that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.

Observers believe that the US is at loggerheads with Iran over the independent and home-grown nature of Tehran's nuclear technology, which gives the Islamic Republic the potential to turn into a world power and a role model for other third-world countries.

Following the US National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) and similar reports by the former IAEA head, Mohamed ElBaradei - including a report in November 2007 and the other one in February 2008 - which praised Iran's truthfulness about key aspects of its past nuclear activities and announced settlement of outstanding issues with Tehran, US and Israeli efforts to impose further sanctions or launch military attack on Iran seemed to be completely irrational and lost international support, even in the West.





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