What are Iran’s nuclear rights?

2 videos on Real News:

  • What are Iran’s nuclear rights? Professor Muhammad Sahimi challenges assumptions about Iran’s nuclear program, 6.26 min, July 11, 2008;
  • What did A. Q. Khan sell to Iran? Muhammad Sahimi: Has Iran answered the IAEA’s questions about Pakistan’s ‘merchant of menace”? (2 of 6), 5.45 min, July 12, 2008.

(On Resolution 362 and Iran’s right to nuclear energy: July 12, 2008: The US Congress is considering a resolution calling for the President to enact stricter economic sanctions against Iran, including an embargo against any imports of refined Petroleum. The most strongly worded section of the legislation is article three, which states: “Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That Congress – (3) demands that the President initiate an international effort to immediately and dramatically increase the economic, political, and diplomatic pressure on Iran to verifiably suspend its nuclear enrichment activities by, inter alia [among other things], prohibiting the export to Iran of all refined petroleum products; imposing stringent inspection requirements on all persons, vehicles, ships, planes, trains, and cargo entering or departing Iran; and prohibiting the international movement of all Iranian officials not involved in negotiating the suspension of Iran’s nuclear program”).

Added July 13, 2008:

Iran’s Missiles Are Just For Show, by Pepe Escobar, July 11, 2008;

State Department’s Iran Democracy Fund, Shrouded In Secrecy, by Jason Leopold, July 11, 2008;

and linked with Foiling A ‘Lottery Of Death’.

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