Saturday, June 5, 2010

Ahmadinejad Calls Nuclear Agreement “Manifesto” for Rights of Nations- Warns Russia

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
during interview with LBC. Tehran. 5 June 2010. LBC

By Nader Uskowi

The Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defending the recent tri-partite nuclear declaration between Iran, Brazil and Turkey, said that Tehran Agreement is a global manifesto for the equal rights of all nations.

“Tehran Agreement showed that Iran, Brazil and Turkey could recognize the international conditions and responsibilities and put their emphasize on justice. The Agreement does not belong to these three countries, but is a manifesto of the just demands of the countries in the world, those who are seeking equal rights for all nations,” Ahmadinejad told Lebanon’s LBC TV network [LBC, 5 June].

He then warned Russian leaders again against cooperating with the West over Iran’s nuclear program.

“The warning (to the Russian leaders) was intended so they watch their behavior… We do not expect them to side with those countries who are openly plotting against Iran, and this is a logical expectation,” Ahmadinejad said.

Meanwhile in Germany, the visiting Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called upon Iran to end its “irresponsible behavior” and heed the world community over the nuclear issue.

"The situation is this: an agreement on sanctions exists," he said in Germany after talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel. "We hope that the voice of the international community is heard by Iranian leadership.

"Expressions of irresponsible behavior cannot be continued. What is said internationally needs to be listened to. Only this way can the most complex tasks be solved," Mevedev added [AFP, 5 June].

The five permanent Security Council members -- the United States, Russia, China, Britain and France – and Germany have agreed on a new draft resolution that includes fresh sanctions against Iran over the country’s nuclear program.

Ahmadinejad, by elevating the Tehran tri-partite agreement to the level of a global rights manifesto, is seemingly positioning himself for Iran’s coming defeat at UNSC. He could then claim the Security Council vote was not against Iran’s nuclear program, but against Iran’s leadership to forge a new global alliance for the rights of nations. Facing severe economic conditions at home, Ahmadinejad needs to justify the forth UN setback during his six years of presidency as a moral struggle for national rights, a continuation of behavior dubbed as “irresponsible” by Mevedev.


Anonymous said...

You mentioned

"Meanwhile in Germany, the visiting Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called upon Iran to end its “irresponsible behavior” and heed the world community over the nuclear issue."

A day does not pass by without the Iranian/Russian relationship taking another turn for worse!

It is really becoming really counter-productive with two presidents accusing each other. Is this becoming personal rather than business?

The hope is that both foreign ministers especially Lavrov have more common sense and can keep doing damage limitation.

Anonymous said...

russian take his way to west for sure theirfore iran is alway know that never ever trust russian and russian doesnot have any ecconomy effect to iran ,i see that iran watch carfully russian and usa so is knowingly this pass must go deffenatly the make counter simmilation againest section even much worst than that so far political reason iran will focuse on middle east and latin amirica also some country in affrica country in short time may slow the ecconomy progress but in midturm iran ecconomy will flight faster than china, first three month would be slow grow by 4% after will reach in 7 to 10% by beggining next years.

Anonymous said...

Why does Iran put so much emphasis on its relationship with Russia. The alliance between Iran, Turkey and Syria in conjunction with the MERCOUR South American states is the way to go!