Iran’s ‘Outlawed’ Nuclear Program
Foreigh Policy Journal / Jeremy R. Hammond
11-Apr-2009 (2 comments)

A common refrain in the Western media is that Iran’s nuclear program is illegal, “outlawed”, or otherwise of a proscribed nature. This assertion is based on the fact that the U.N. Security Council passed a number of resolutions calling on Iran to halt its enrichment activities and imposing sanctions on the country for disinclining to acquiesce to the U.N. demand. The U.S. view, adopted elsewhere as well, is that the resolutions are binding and by failing to heed their demands Iran is in violation of international law.

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Great post.

by Ostaad on

I, for one, have never considered Iran's nuclear program to be "illegal". Let's remembers that laws are constantly interpreted, that's why we have legal experts. Therefore Iran's interpretation of NPT has been correct and no one has disputed that or presented any evidence to the contrary. Iran has been bombarded by suspicions, innuendo and unsubstantiated claims and noe of that change the fact that Iran has been on firm legal ground when it comes to its nuclear energy program.


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