Reports on second nuclear plant complicates US President's task: expert
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 28 / Trend , E.Tariverdiyeva/
Reports on the second nuclear plant complicates President Obama's task, believes Mark Katz, the American Expert on Iran.
"The report on Iran's second nuclear plant--which not only the U.S., U.K., and France, but even Russia accept--will make it more difficult for the Obama Administration to pursue its plans to engage Iran," Professor of Politics at the International Relations Department of the US George Mason University, Katz wrote to Trend in an email.
Reports on the construction of another uranium enrichment plant by Iran have alarmed many world leaders who did not rule out the possibility of imposing new sanctions on the country. Barack Obama, Gordon Brown, Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy have made a tough assessment of the Iranian nuclear program, the Vesti website reported.
Russian President, Dmitry Medvedev in connection with Ahmadinejad's signaling willingness to cooperate expressed hope for a speedy solution to the problem through negotiations.
Katz believes there are those who will accuse it of being "soft" on Iran.
"If it tries to do so, even if talking with Iran may be more important than ever," he said.
Because of the secretive nature of the Iranian program, this country's declarations that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only is simply not credible to many in the West--and most everywhere else, believes Katz.
The U.S. and other Western countries accuse Iran of developing nuclear weapons under the guise of peaceful nuclear energy program. The UN Security Council has passed 5 resolutions, including three-demanding to cancel uranium enrichment and two resolutions, containing warning. Tehran rejects these accusations, claiming that its nuclear program is aimed solely at meeting the country's electricity needs.