Trend Commentator: Iran’s nuclear program and West’s historical mistakes

Trend Commentator: Iran’s nuclear program and West’s historical mistakes


Head of Trend Persian desk Dalga Khatinoglu

The IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano once again noted the lack of transparency of Tehran's nuclear program in the report, which is the second on Iran's nuclear program since Yukiya Amano's appointment as head of the IAEA. Despite that the international community has welcomed Iran's consent on uranium exchange with the West, the report will likely affect the decision of the UN Security Council permanent members, discussing new economic sanctions against Iran, moreover, it may accelerate their adoption.
Unlike the reports of former Egyptian head of the IAEA Mohamed ElBaradei, reports by his successor reflect deep concern over lack of transparency of Iran's nuclear program.

The report states that Tehran avoids cooperation in clarifying the outstanding issues that give reason for concern about a possible military component of its nuclear program. It also tells about Iran's continuation of its plans to enrich uranium despite UN Security Council resolution (2006), 1747 (2007), 1803 (2008), 1835 (2008), and also notes Iran's possession of 2,427 kg of uranium enriched to 3.5 percent, and the production of at least 5.7 kg of 20 percent of uranium by April of this year. In addition, the report says that Iran has installed the second cascade of centrifuges for production of 20 percent of uranium.

What can not Iran and the West share between themselves? The matter is not the fears about Iran's developing nuclear weapons, the problems are connected with historically pessimism and economic interests.

Given the repression faced by the Iranian people, as well as the military junta in the country, it is difficult to justify official Tehran's nuclear program, where Ahmadinejad's government is in power. However, if to look at the past 200 years history of Iran with the eyes of impartial observer, it is impossible to seriously approach the claims of the West.

Of course, Iran has potential to produce at least two nuclear warheads from the received 2.4 tons of low enriched uranium. But how doubts and complaints of the West are justified?

The Iranian people have not forgotten Great Britain's provocations, and later the U.S. in 1951, directed against the policy of nationalization of Iranian oil, which was pursued Former Prime Minister, Mohammad Mosaddeq, who was considered a national hero.

After the Great Britain's appeal to the UN and the Hague International Court against the nationalization of the oil company "IEngland-Iran", operating in Iran, was left unanswered, London brought its warships into Iran's southern territorial waters. In 1952 the West planned to conduct operations "Boot" to overthrow the weak-willed Iranian shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

All these clearly show mercenary intentions of the West against Iran. Despite the failure of the operation "Boot" in 1953 on "urgent request" of the British Prime Minister Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, U.S. President, Republican Dwight David Eisenhower helped to organize a military coup "Ajax" in Iran.
The conclusion is the same: the West discordant with the nationalization of the Iranian oil, of course, do not accept Iran's plans on uranium enrichment.

During the reign of the Qajar dynasty, namely Nasreddin Shah, Muzaffaraddin Shah, Mohammad Ali Shah and Ahmed Shah, Iran was virtually a semi-colony of Great Britain and Russia, which according to the agreement signed in St. Petersburg in 1907 divided spheres of influence on this country. Also the same can be said about period of Pahlavi (Rza Shah and Muhammad Rza Shah) reign, when the country was ruled under the influence of Great Britain and the U.S. The people, which committed a revolution, and tasted the sweet fruit of independence at the cost of blood, is unlikely to forget about it.

Iran suspicions against the West are more justified than the suspicions of the Western powers against Tehran.

Given the serious and paralyzing sanctions of the UK, which Iran faced in 1950s because of its desires for nationalization of oil in accordance with international standards, there are also no excuses for obstacles that the West put in implementation of Tehran's plan to enrich uranium under the NPT convention.

Of course, the discovery of enrichment plant Natanz secretly built in 2002, as well as factory "Fordo", strengthens suspicions against Iran, but demanding transparency from Tehran is simply absurd, given the West's historical mistakes.

It will be recalled a senior official of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Kermit Roosevelt and British intelligence agent Ardeshir Reporter headed the coup against Mosaddeqa in 1953.

In any case, the West should not demand transparency from the country's nuclear program, which it has exploited since 1850.

Yellen tells lawmakers to 'act big' on coronavirus relief
Yellen tells lawmakers to 'act big' on coronavirus relief
Tunisian protesters revive 'Arab Spring' chant, riots continue
Tunisian protesters revive 'Arab Spring' chant, riots continue
Germany extends lockdown to Feb. 14 on fears of COVID-19 variants
Germany extends lockdown to Feb. 14 on fears of COVID-19 variants
Loading Bars
Latest
Yellen tells lawmakers to 'act big' on coronavirus relief
Tunisian protesters revive 'Arab Spring' chant, riots continue
Germany extends lockdown to Feb. 14 on fears of COVID-19 variants
Qatar's foreign minister wants Gulf Arab nations to talk with Iran
US introduces sanctions against companies and ships due to trading Venezuelan oil
Shopping malls and fairs staff to be Covid-tested regularly
East Kazakhstan plans to vaccinate 20% of its population
Azerbaijan commemorates 31st anniversary of January 20 tragedy
Azerbaijan discloses foreign trade turnover volume
Investors pump $125 million into EV charging startup Volta
President Ilham Aliyev makes Facebook post on anniversary of 20 January tragedy (PHOTO)
Turkey registers 6 818 new COVID-19 cases
Georgia starts developing US-Georgia economic cooperation plan
Iranian Energy Exchange announces products to be on sale on January 20
International Bank of Azerbaijan's net profit declines in 2020
Kazakhstan increases imports from Sweden year-on-year
We propose to declare Shusha cultural capital of Turkic world in 2022 - SecGen of Turkic Council
Liberation of Azerbaijani lands is not just victory for Azerbaijan, it is great victory for entire Turkic world - Turkic Council SecGen
Moral and political support in such difficult time means a lot for our people - President Aliyev
Brussels targets vaccinating at least 70% of EU adults by summer
Shusha will see many international events - President Ilham Aliyev
I think that we will all see revived cities in near future - President of Azerbaijan
Turkic Council is organization that supported us most during war - President of Azerbaijan
We must protect our land and rely only on our own strength - President of Azerbaijan
20th century has not seen such barbarism, vandalism and destruction, deliberate destruction of cities, villages - President Aliyev
Foreign journalists called Aghdam “Hiroshima of Caucasus” - President Aliyev
Azerbaijani Finance Ministry’s securities in great demand at Baku Stock Exchange
Pomegranate orchards to be planted in Azerbaijan's liberated lands
Vatican responds to appeal of CMO chairman on Nagorno-Karabakh
Soviet leadership tried to break will of Azerbaijani people by sending troops to Baku in 1990 - MP (VIDEO)
Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan sign roadmap to intensify co-op in several spheres
Azerbaijan lists documents needed for visa-free entry for Turkish citizens
Azerbaijan shows footage from Chopurlu village of Kalbajar district (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Russia sends additional equipment to Azerbaijan for demining liberated lands (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Azerbaijan to assess possibilities for dev't of agrarian sector in its liberated lands
Azerbaijan, UAE to ink final agreements on solar energy projects
Azerbaijan’s Baku executive power opens tender to buy spare parts for trucks
Georgia to approve national vaccination plan
MasterCard company seeks to facilitate use of modern payment technologies in Georgia
Uzbekistan’s fuel export to Tajikistan increases in 2020
Bahar Azadi gold coin price rebounds in Iran
Azerbaijan develops program for recycling old cars
TOP-5 trade partners of Azerbaijan in 2020
Azerbaijani ministry highlights work to expand countrywide Internet traffic
Economy Ministry talks main reasons for surge in Georgian Railway's expenditures
State share of Uzbekistan’s enterprise on production of asphalt concrete mixtures sold via electronic auction
Kazakhstan multifold decreases export of petroleum oils to Italy amid COVID-19
Meeting with German experts held in Ministry of Healthcare and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan
International Bank of Azerbaijan unveils 2020 total liabilities
Azerbaijan presents innovative solution in field of entrepreneurship
Israeli pensioners party after COVID-19 booster shots
Turkmenistan’s expanded clay plant names production volume for 2020
Azerbaijani ministry discusses damage to Kalbajar's flora caused by Armenia (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Azerbaijan talks COVID-19 vaccination document for traveling abroad
Istanbul International Airport declared to be busiest airport in 2020
New solar panel station launched in Iran's Yazd Province
IEA forecasts Azerbaijan’s 2021 oil output
HSBC to axe 82 branches in UK, cut services in others
Iran progresses with gas production, distribution
French media reported second Karabakh War only from Armenia's viewpoint - famous photojournalist (PHOTO)
Iran's budget plan aims to solve problems of low-income households
Kazakhstan's 2020 coal extraction volume exceeds plan
Netherlands slightly increase petroleum oil exports volume from Kazakhstan
Uzbekistan’s coal production significantly increases in 2020
Gold price down in Azerbaijan
Armenia's revanchist statements against Azerbaijan threaten primarily its people - Ukrainian expert
Azerbaijan discloses timeframe for commissioning Victory Road to Shusha city (PHOTO)
Georgia reveals revenues from tourism in 2020
Uzbekistan considers measures for expanding industrial products export
Georgian Adjara boosts tangerine exports as subsidy program continues
IEA talks Kazakhstan's OPEC+ deal compliance says oil production remains unchanged
Azerbaijan confirms 949 more COVID-19 recoveries
Azerbaijan's contribution allows reducing greenhouse gas emissions - minister
Azerbaijan ranks with top CIS countries having least public, foreign debts in 2020
Share of Chinese goods in Azerbaijan's total imports grows markedly
Azerbaijan bans import of plastic bags, disposable tableware
Iran reveals COVID-19 data for January 19
Uzbekistan's MFA talks co-op plans with Turkmenistan for 2021
Trade remains main target of Georgian commercial banks for financing
Kazakhstan expands list of activities for several special economic zones
Azerbaijani transport agency's chief sums up activities in 2020
Director of Azerbaijani IT company talks partnership with Slack company
Baku Higher Oil School to host webinar on ‘Natural Resources of Karabakh’
IEA assesses Azerbaijan’s compliance with OPEC+ deal
Azerbaijan ready for co-operation with Iranian companies
Azerbaijan expanding railway co-op with Iran
New copper and gold field discovered in Azerbaijan
Almost 90% see market bubbles in Deutsche Bank investor survey
Uzbek MFA names latest data of trade turnover with Turkmenistan
Boeing 737 MAX to get EU flight clearance next week
How much Azerbaijan's population spend on automobile fuel in 2020?
President Aliyev receives Secretary-General of Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States in video format (PHOTO)
Kazakhstan reports annual increase in production of gold, zinc ore
Uzbek-Korean JV extends tender for purchase of hydraulic ejector
Azerbaijani president expresses condolences to Indonesian counterpart
Turkmen company starts export of environmentally friendly building materials
Kazakhstan’s freight transportation operator opens tender to buy fuel
Azerbaijan's Economy Ministry unveils volume of sold products in industrial parks
Iran's trade turnover with India shrinks
Charter, structure of Azerbaijan's Karabakh Revival Fund approved - decree
All news