US Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation Tom Countryman has condemned Iran’s civilian nuclear program again, dubbing it the greatest threat to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in the world today.
The Obama Administration has a somewhat checkered history with regards to the NPT, signing a declaration under the treaty for a nuclear free Middle East and then loudly condemning that declaration within hours of signing it.
The problem with a nuclear-free Mideast has never been Iran, of course, as the nation has loudly endorsed such plans. Rather it is US ally Israel, which has refused to sign the NPT at all, and has claimed that even asking them to do so is a violation of international law.
Despite the NPT obliging its signatories (like the US) not to support non-member nuclear weapons states, the administration has not only backed Israel but also its nuclear weapons program, declaring Israel has a “right” to nukes while denying Iran, a member in good standing of the NPT, even a right to a civilian nuclear program. Countryman says that not stopping Iran is a threat to the NPT’s credibility, even though there is no evidence Iran is violating any portion of the treaty.
Of the four existing non-signatories to the nuclear NPT, all are considered close allies by the US, and three (India, Israel and Pakistan) are all known to have nuclear weapons. The fourth, South Sudan, is a new country that hasn’t signed the treaty yet, but is not considered even remotely capable of producing nuclear arms to begin with.
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"Threatens" whose credibility?
You know, I hear it's 1938 again and yet another country is thinking of expelling unregistered foreign agents….
Since when USA government is been telling the truth by not showing its vulture capitalistic nature in having a double moral or no moral at all in what they are saying.., since when Obama administration is being honest about anything.., Guantanamo.., justice for all., withdrew from Afghanistan, healthcare, energy, and etc……………..
Double standards of US government kills USA credibility. Idiots as this Countryman are dangerous psychos if they can say such an obvious nonsense and not feel the shame.
why hasn't israel signed the NPT?
Why isn't her nuclear program open to the IAE?
America is the greatest threat to peace in the world and we all know it…
The nation with the most nuclear weapons is accusing the nation which has no nuclear weapons! Hmmm…
Very good article. You set a good example for seeing through the propaganda.
The fourth, South Sudan, is a new country ..
I bet you south Sudan a puppet entity under the dick of Israel will get nuclear weapon soon, like South Africa, while we still talking about the imaginary Iran "nuclear weapon program".
Down with US imperialism/zionism.
"US Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation Tom Countryman has condemned Iran’s civilian nuclear program again, dubbing it the greatest threat to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in the world today."
Is this really a job description? Is this man completely off the planet, has he never heard of the USA or israel? Who bombed two cities using nukes, then tried to stop the publicity in 1945? Has he the slightest secret evidence that Iran has exhibited any danger to anyone?
The Hypocracy of it all is that the United States allowed the Israelies to actually sell Nuclear weapons to a country that was at the time subject to International arms sanctions South Africa, and also says Israel has the right to build nuclear weapons yet denies Iran the right to build IAEA sanctioned Nuclear Power facilities and the ancillary services like enrichment plants because Israel objects to it!
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