IAEA: “Iran is a ‘peace-seeking’ state”

It seems, the secretary-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the nuclear ‘Watchdog’ has turned into an Israel-hater. On Friday, Yukiya Amano accompanied by his deputy director-general Herman Nackaerts attended the 33rd birthday party of 1979 victory of Islamic Revolution at Iran’s embassy in Vienna (Austria). At the event, Amano hailed Islamic Iran as a “peace-seeking” state.

Some US-Iran observers consider participation of two top IAEA officials in the party and Amano’s praise of Iran as a slap on USrael face for lying about Tehran’s nuclear program. A welknown Jewish columnist, M.J. Rosenberg, a former director of policy at Israel Policy Forum, wrote that powerful Israel Lobby (AIPAC) is pushing Barack Obama to attack Iran immediately or let the Zionist regime do it. The later scenario is bound to pull America into war on Israel’s side within a few days once Iran, Hizbullah and Hamas retaliate.

Yukiya Amano is no friend of Islamic Republic or any Muslim state which is not ‘friendly’ to Israel for that matter. The 2009 US diplomatic cable released by the Wikileaks, says that though Yukiya Amano works for all world nations, he serves only the US imperialist agenda especially in case of the Islamic Republic.

Last year, Former IAEA director-general, Mohamed ElBaradei, the Nobel Peace Prize recipient who spent 12 years at the IAEA, told the US Jewish investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, “I have not seen a shred of evidence that Iran is building nuclear-weapons facilities and using enriched materials“.

On June 9, 2011 – six former ambassadors to Iran, Richard Dalton (US), Paul von Maltzahn (Germany), Steen Hohwü-Christensen (Sweden), Guillaume Metten (Belgium), François Nicoullaud (France) and Roberto Toscano (Italy) wrote in daily Guardian – confirming that there is no evidence Islamic Republic is building a nuclear bomb and that Tehran is complying with international law.

On January 9, 2012 the IAEA Watchdog agency’s spokesperson, Gill Tudor confirmed that Iran’s underground enrichment facility near Qom remains under the Agency’s containment and surveillance.

If one follows Washington’s past record in the so-called “rapprochement” with Tehran – he will find that Washington always deceived Tehran. For example, in 1989, George Bush Sr. sought then Iranian President Ayatullah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani’s help to secure the release of western hostages in Lebanon. Washington agreed to unfreeze and return over $14 billion that were held in the US since the fall of its puppet King Reza Shah in Tehran. Tehran also demanded that Washington get some of Lebanese hostages released from Israeli jails. Even against Rahbar Ayatullah Ali Khamenie’s advice – Rafsanjani decided to trust Bush. However, once western hostages in Lebanon were released – Washington neither released Iranian assets nor faciliated release of Lebanese hostages.

After September 11, 2001 – Tehran helped the US to set-up military alliance with the Afghan Northern Alliance to oust Taliban from Kabul, Kandhar and Mazar-e-Sharif. During 2002-2005 period, Tehran cooperated with IAEA – even some of later demands which were against Iran’s rights as a signatory of NPT. However, every time Tehran fulfilled Western demands concerning its nuclear program – under USraeli pressure the IAEA, US and EU countries simply fabricated new set of demands for the benefit of the Zionist entity.

Iran’s ‘moderate’ President Ayatullah Mohammad Khatami made several political and religious overtures to the West, but received no fair response from the US or the EU. Iran also used its influence over Muqtada Sadr and other Shia leaders to cooperate with US occupation authorities in Iraq.

Iranian leadership has reached to the conclusion that as long as the country maintains its policy of supporting resistance groups (both Muslims and Christians) in the Muslim East, Washington cannot afford to have peace with Tehran due to powerful domestic Israel Lobby.

Iran’s Spiritual Leader Ayatullah Ali Khameini has warned successive US governments that Iran will never follow Washington’s dictation being the sole superpower. In his words the only way to resolve US-Iran differences, is to discuss the issues as equal parners. He told George Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama that bullying and sanctions will never force Iranian people to submit to USraeli domination of the Muslim East.

Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya who is in Tehran to attend the 33rd anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution – reaffirmed on February 11 that “Palestinian nation will confront and stand against the US and Zionist regime’s threats against Iran“.

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