Christopher Jon Bjerknes
Iranians should defuse the current crisis by announcing on 2/11/07 that they will halt their nuclear enrichment program, while they formulate a criminal complaint against the Zionists who have openly threatened an illegal war of aggression against Iran. It can be easily proven that Israel, America and Great Britain have violated the UN Charter, which states in the relevant part:
Chapter 1, Article 1, Paragraphs 1 & 2:
"1. To maintain international peace and security, and to that end: to take effective collective measures for the prevention and removal of threats to the peace, and for the suppression of acts of aggression or other breaches of the peace, and to bring about by peaceful means, and in conformity with the principles of justice and international law, adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations which might lead to a breach of the peace;
2. To develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples, and to take other appropriate measures to strengthen universal peace;"
Chapter 1, Article 2, Paragraph 4:
"All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations."
Chapter 6, Article 33, Paragraphs 1 & 2:
"1. The parties to any dispute, the continuance of which is likely to endanger the maintenance of international peace and security, shall, first of all, seek a solution by negotiation, enquiry, mediation, conciliation, arbitration, judicial settlement, resort to regional agencies or arrangements, or other peaceful means of their own choice.
2. The Security Council shall, when it deems necessary, call upon the parties to settle their dispute by such means."
Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Lybia, and Egypt, should join with Iran in filing a complaint against the Zionists and their agents for fomenting aggressive wars against these nations, and in some instances carrying them out. Additional considerations of law include, but are by no means limited to, the following:
"The Parties undertake, as set forth in the Charter of the United Nations, to settle any international dispute in which they may be involved by peaceful means in such a manner that international peace and security and justice are not endangered, and to refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force in any manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations."
The crimes hereinafter set out are punishable as crimes under; international law:
a. Crimes against peace:
i. Planning, preparation, initiation or waging of a war of aggression or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances;
ii.Participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the acts mentioned under (I)."
"To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole."—Robert H. Jackson at the Nuremberg Tribunal, quoted in Curtis Doebbler, "A Farce of Law: The Trial of Saddam Hussein", Jurist: Legal News & Research, http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forumy/2006/04/farce-of-law-trial-of-saddam-hussein.php, (24 April 2006).