12 June 2009

Juan Cole comments on Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty and Iranian nuclear program

The respected scholar Juan Cole (Informed Comment blog) points out that the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty gives any signatory country, including Iran, the right to enrich uranium for use in civilian nuclear power (which is their claimed use). So the attempt by the Bush administration to define enrichment of uranium as a proscribed activity was viewed elsewhere in the World as preposterous. Sen. Kerry, virtually alone among politicians, recently acknowledged this.

We live in dangerous times, but if we don't respect our treaty obligations, no one else will.

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