Christopher Jon Bjerknes
Ali Asqar Soltanieh, Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors from Iran, gave an historic address to the IAEA Board of Governors today, in which he stated, among other very important things,
"The Israeli Regime while remaining outside the relevant international instruments continues quantitative and qualitative development of its nuclear weapons, without any concern, international pressure or monitoring. Those who are pushing Security Council to take punitive measures against the peaceful nuclear program of the Islamic Republic of Iran, continue to hinder any action by the Security Council against Israeli regime to force it to abide by the NPT regime. Doing so, they have given wide latitude to this regime and even encourage it to develop freely the clandestine and prohibited possession of nuclear weapons. [***] While Iran has been providing the Agency with access to all its nuclear material and facilities pursuant to its NPT Safeguards Agreement and the Agency is able to verify the non-diversion of declared nuclear material in Iran (as reflected in paragraphs 26-27 of the report), few countries have been making daily threat of resort to attack Iranian fully safeguarded peaceful nuclear facilities uttered at their highest levels, in clear violation of Article 2 (4) of the UN Charter. The Islamic republic of Iran has already documented these unlawful and dangerous threats by sending official letters to the UN Secretary General and the Director General of the IAEA. And while overwhelming majority of the international community has been calling for a peaceful negotiated solution and Iran has announced its readiness for such a solution, the United States and Israel which both have a high record of vertical and horizontal proliferation activities are continuing to make threats against Iran's full-scope safeguarded facilities."—Ali Asqar Soltanieh, Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors from Iran, in an address to the IAEA Board of Governors on 7 March 2007, "Full Text of Speech Delivered by Iran's Envoy to IAEA", Fars News Agency www.farsnews.com, http://www.farsnews.com/English/newstext.php?nn=8512160500, (7 March 2007).
"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."
Ali Asqar Soltanieh's address provides us with valuable material that can be used to argue against an illegal Zionist war of aggression against Iran. Note that it is illegal to merely threaten unprovoked aggression against another State, as the United States is currently doing by moving increasing numbers of US warships into The Persian Gulf. Additional materials which are useful to us to expose illegal Zionist aggression include the following:
The BBC documentary on Jewish Neocons
THE ISRAEL LOBBY AND U.S. FOREIGN POLICY by John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt
The books The Power of Israel in the United States by James Petras and Target Iran: The Truth About the White House's Plans for Regime Change by Scott Ritter provide much useful information. See also the Home Page, News Page, Documentaries/Videos Page and the Quotes Archive for http://www.jewishracism.com.