US uses nuclear issue to crush Iran’s resistance
The US has engineered the dispute over Iran’s nuclear energy program as a means to overcome Tehran’s resistance against Washington’s hegemony, an American author tells Press TV
The US has engineered the dispute over Iran’s nuclear energy program as a means to overcome Tehran’s resistance against Washington’s hegemony, an American author tells Press TV.
Phil Wilayto, an author and activist based in Richmond, referred to Washington’s allegations targeting Iran’s nuclear program, saying, “Whatever resolution there could be on a nuclear issue, they’ll just change the goalpost.”
“The goalpost will always change because the issue is not nuclear weapons, which the US knows Iran is not pursuing. The issue is that Iran is an obstacle to US hegemony, to US control over the part of the world, where if you control that, you control the economies of the rest of the world,” he added.
Wilayto made the remarks in the wake of Tehran’s Saturday talks with the P5+1 -- Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States, plus Germany -- in the Turkish city of Istanbul.
Previously, Tehran and the P5+1 nations held two rounds of multifaceted talks, one in Geneva in December 2010 and another in Istanbul in January 2011.
The analyst argued that global powers are not “a partner who’s negotiating in good faith,” and Iran is cognizance about real intentions of the West .
The US, the Israeli regime and some of their allies have accused Tehran of possibly seeking a non-civilian diversion in its nuclear energy program.
The US and the EU have used the pretext to impose international and unilateral sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
On January 23, EU Foreign Ministers met in Belgium and approved new sanctions against Iran aimed at banning member countries from importing Iranian crude oil and carrying out transactions with its central bank.
The EU’s decision followed the imposition of similar sanctions by Washington on Iranian energy and financial sectors on New Year’s Eve.
Iran has repeatedly refuted Western allegations, arguing that as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it is entitled to peaceful use of nuclear technology.
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