Iran’s declination from NPT will make war inevitable
Azerbaijan, Baku, November 21 / Trend, T. Jafarov /
If Iran abstains from the Nuclear Weapons Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) war on this country will become inevitable; however, Iran's current policy is not built upon NPT denial, UK-operating Iranian expert Rza Tagizadeh told Trend on Monday.
The Iranian Parliament's Foreign Policy and National Security Committee this Tuesday will examine the matter of Iran's cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and restriction of these links, news agency MEHR reported.
Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Ali Larijani said he thinks it is necessary to revise the issue of cooperation between Iran and the IAEA. In addition, as a response to the latest report by the IAEA Secretary General, Iranian media suggested Iran could give up the NPT.
As viewed by Tagizadeh, information that Iran will abstain from the NPT is rather propaganda.
"These are only threatening statements of agitation nature. Giving up the NPT would be appreciated as Iran's declaring war on the international community and some regional states, something that will make war on Iran inevitable," Tagizadeh reported.
Davud Hermidas Bavend, an international issues expert, thinks news reports that the issue of Iran-IAEA cooperation will be revised toward restriction of ties are a nervous reaction of Iranian governmental officials to the report by IAEA Secretary General Yuka Amano.
Iran does not plan to give up to the NPT, and the reported thoughts are a nervous reaction to the IAEA Secretary General's Report, Bavend told Trend.
In a new report on Iranian atomic program released on November 8, IAEA Secretary General Yuka Amano voiced concern over Iran's production of details of nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons tests, delivery of nuclear warheads by missiles, etc.
It is now for the first time that the IAEA speaks about the existence of sufficient "proofs" that Iran makes attempts to create nuclear weapons.
The IAEA Council of Judges last Friday adopted a new resolution. In accordance with the new resolution, Iran is demanded to provide transparent information on all aspects of its nuclear program to the IAEA.
Bavend says Iran does not want to restrain its links with the IAEA and that such statements will not affect the Iranian-IAEA relations.
The United States and the West accused Iran of attempting to create nuclear weapons.
For its part, Iran claims it enriches uranium in order to supply its nuclear power plant with fuel.
The UN Security Council earlier imposed four sanctions and adopted six Resolutions against Iran to make it suspend activities relating to "delicate" parts of its nuclear program, particularly, halt uranium enrichment works.
The latest Resolution - N1929 - was adopted in June 2010. The European Union and the US imposed tough sanctions against Iran.