Iran's Nuclear Intentions

Thursday, April 20, 2006

In his April 13 op-ed column, "After Diplomacy Fails," Mark Helprin, identified as a former officer in the Israeli army and air force, said the U.S. military can readily accomplish the objective of divesting Iran of its nuclear potential through an aerial bombardment.

The world should condemn such warmongering expressions that imperil the cause of peace. Unlike Israel, which possesses nuclear weapons and has refused to join the Non-Proliferation Treaty, the Islamic Republic of Iran has renounced nuclear weapons and has implemented the terms of its safeguard agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency, resulting in more than 1,700 days of inspections by the IAEA, which has found no evidence of the diversion of nuclear material to prohibited activities.

The U.S. media would be remiss to recycle the false allegations against Iran intended to trigger another round of disastrous U.S. policy in the Middle East.


Press Officer

Iranian Mission to the United Nations

New York

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