Pakistan's major daily opposes sanctions on Iran

Iran Materials 28 December 2006 16:22 (UTC +04:00)

(IRNA) - A leading Pakistani daily in its editorial comments has opposed sanctions on Iran and said it would not yield any positive results to peacefully resolve the nuclear issue of the Islamic Republic.

Within hours of the Security Council resolution imposing sanctions on Iran, it became clear that the world body's action was not going to lead to a peaceful settlement of Iran's nuclear question, daily Dawn commented in its editorial UN sanctions on Iran.

The daily said that things seem to be moving towards a confrontation between Iran and the US, which was behind the resolution, reports Trend.

Iran is unlikely to give up what it considers its right as a signatory to the nuclear non-proliferation treaty to acquire nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, according to the daily.

The world's geopolitical climate is not favourable for non-proliferation as Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has finally admitted that his country possesses nuclear weapons, it wrote.

Besides, Iran feels disturbed over what is going on in its neighbourhood, especially in Iraq and Afghanistan, and like any other nation in the Middle East it has noted with concern the carte blanche the US gave to Israel to destroy Lebanon's infrastructure irrespective of the cost in terms of civilian casualties and human suffering, Dawn said.

The UN Security Council sanctions on Iran show that several members, especially the United States and Britain, have tried to use the world body as instrument for their own interests.

These countries, in fact, are not honoring section 6 of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and are increasing their nuclear stockpiles.

Zionist regime is neither accepting the NPT nor willing to work under the obligations of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

The UN Security Council does not take any action against Israel.

It reflects its double standard as it takes action in the case of Iran.