While UN Imposes New Sanctions, Iran Prepares for ‘Nuclear Holiday’
Azerbaijan, Baku, 4 March /corr. Trend D.Khatinoglu / Irrespective of the third resolution passed by the UN Security Council against Iran, Tehran's preparations for a 'Nuclear holiday' are aimed at raising the population's mood. " Iran will mark 'Nuclear holiday' to re-establish the mood of the population," the former Iranian MP, Ahmed Shirzad, reported to Trend .
On 3 March the UN Security Council passed the third Resolution with regards to Iran's nuclear program. The vast majority of permanent and non-permanent members of the Security Council voted for adoption of the Resolution. Only Indonesia took a neutral position.
The Iranian agency IRNA reported last week that the government and public of Iran are preparing to mark 'Nuclear holiday' in the near future.
An expert on nuclear issues, Ahmed Shirzad, reported to Trend by telephone from Tehran on 4 March that Iran informed the public of only positive parts in the IAEA report to prevent dissatisfaction in the country. "The nuclear issue of Iran has not been settled, but has intensified further. The government takes these measures to raise the mood of the population," Shirzad said.
Another Iranian politician Alirza Nourizadeh reported to Trend by telephone from London on 4 March that the 'Nuclear holiday' that Iran want to mark is not new. "Up to now, tens of such measures have been taken. The Iranian government always carries out such populist measures to mask its unsuccessful foreign and internal policy and hides the reality from its people. This policy was pursued by the former President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, President of Lebanon, Muammar Gezzafy and others in order to hide their isolation from the international community," Nourizadeh said.
According to the Iranian politician, the country's population well knows that it does not mean that the problem of deceiving the people will be settled.
The UN Security Council requires Iran to stop uranium enrichment and has already passed the third resolution. It will impose a ban on the foreign visits of 18 officials and economic relations with 13 companies. In addition, the Resolution contains challenges to international companies to become more attentive in economic relations with the Iranian banks 'Melli' and 'Saderat'.