Top Diplomat Says Iran Has Right to Civilian Nuclear Program
Speaking today at a conference in Doha, Ekmeleddin Ihanoglu, the Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) pointed out that despite the rhetoric, there is still no evidence that Iran actually has a program aimed at developing a nuclear weapon.
Ihanoglu, who as well as heading the OIC is also seen as a likely future President of Turkey, said that the IAEA’s reports have never included concrete evidence and that Iran has a right to civilian nuclear technology.
The comments point to NATO member nation Turkey continuing to play spoiler in the run-up to war, as previously the Obama Administration privately demanded that officials silence Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan after he made similar comments about the lack of evidence for the allegations.
But having the comments come out of the OIC also suggests that the US and Israeli allegations haven’t found much currency within the international community. The OIC covers 57 member nations worldwide.
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