Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend A.Gasimova / If Iran does not cease its nuclear program, war will be the only way out unfortunately, said the US expert, Head of the US Committee for Free Lebanon, Zahid Abdelnur.
The President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, does not compromise in talks with western countries, stating that his country will continue developing a nuclear program. On 23 December 2006 the UN Security Council passed a resolution imposing economic sanctions on Iran and a ban on delivery of products and equipment that may assist Iran in developing a nuclear program. On 12 February 2007 the EU approved the UN sanctions against Iran and undertook to take necessary measures to implement them. Meanwhile the USA and Israel are considering, but not officially, the possibility to liquidate 'Iranian nuclear threats' through military operations.
On 22 February the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) spread a report highlighting that Iran had not implemented the resolution of the UN Security Council regarding the termination of uranium enrichment. At the end of March, the UN Security Council made additional sanctions against Iran. Following this, Tehran highlighted the beginning of 'industrial' enrichment of uranium.
According to Abdelnur, Iran needs to compromise, but not complicate the situation. "Currently Iran needs to think of its security, and not make statements intensifying the situation around the nuclear program," Abdelnur said.
Touching upon the recent report by the IAEA, the expert said that the Director General of the IAEA, Muhammad al Baradei, is not supported by the USA and high-ranking officials. "The IAEA report regarding Iran's nuclear program will not be supported by the USA," Abdelnur said.
The IAEA report says that Iran took serious steps towards openness in the nuclear sphere and cooperates with the IAEA. " Iran provided data on past developments, but continues abandoning requirements to cease uranium enrichment," the report says.
The report says that Iran currently has 3,000 centrifuges for uranium enrichment. According to experts, such a volume is enough to begin industrial production of nuclear fuel.
The adoption of new sanctions against Iran is insisted by Washington. In this initiative the USA is supported by France and Germany.