Peace Institute Report: The U.S. and Europe Should Learn to Live With a Nuclear Iran

22 de may de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Peace Institute Report: The U.S. and Europe Should Learn to Live With a Nuclear Iran</h1><p>May 22 (EIRNS)--Bernd Kubbig of the Frankfurt Peace Research Institute said Tuesday that the U.S. and Europe have to get used to the fact that Iran has a nuclear program, because the sanctions imposed on Iran are "the wrong way," and have not had an effect on getting Iran to drop its research on uranium enrichment, reported the Islamic Republic News Agency of Iran. Kubbig was releasing a 40-page report on Iran sanctions, in which he says that while the "best option" would be for Iran to drop its nuclear program, that is not going to happen, so the West should accept the "second best option" of convincing Iran to remain a member of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), and to work with the IAEA in monitoring its nuclear work. Iran has not been isolated by the Anglo-American driven sanctions, and continues to have economic and political relations with "powerhouses" such as China and Malaysia. Kubbig urged European countries to step up pressure on the US to work for "a policy change instead of regime change" in Iran.</p></div></body>