Is Iran being supported by Russia and China?

Is Iran being supported by Russia and China?

Tehrān : Iran | Jun 07, 2012 at 2:16 PM PDT
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After going through a number of recent developments across the globe, it won’t be wrong to say that Russia and China are appearing to be the worst trouble makers on earth. Both the countries are equipped with veto power and also enjoy their influence over a number of developing countries across the world. Russia and China are considered to be the closest allies as well, especially when it comes to give tough time either to the United States or its allies. On different international issues, both the countries have expressed unison in their approach and process of decision making.

Russia and China are the countries that vetoed a resolution in the United Nations Security Council moved against Syrian dictator. The resolution was moved by Morocco with good faith as the country desired international support to quell violence in Syria. Scores of observes based in New York City and Arab countries believe the veto of the resolution actually emboldened Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to continue with his brutal ways. Both the countries are still supporting the regime in Syria and are preempting any effort by the international community to ease out the dictator.

Now there have also been talks that Russia and China are also backing Iran and helping the country to develop nuclear weapons. Russia may be thinking to revenge its Afghan defeat from the US and China is perhaps looking forward to becoming a super power. So, both the countries believe that if they succeed to form a regional bloc against the US, they will be able to contain influence of the super power in the region. However, there are still question marks over their potential and capability to corner the United States of America.

The US and Israeli top officials believe that Iran has suddenly becoming confident and appears unwilling to broker any deal over its controversial nuclear program. The officials believe that there must have been some secret support behind Iran when the country’s ambassador to the IAEA, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, came hard on modus operandi of the IAEA on Wednesday after a quarterly report was released to be published.

Soltanieh said the IAEA is not mandated to act as a watchdog and investigator rather its job is to facilitate the member states to enhance their capability and output of their respective nuclear programs. He also said the agency is interfering in internal affairs and national security of the member states against its mandate. The ambassador without mincing any words also alleged that inspectors of the nuclear watchdog are actually spies of Mossad and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

It is alarming indeed that a rogue state is being backed by the two veto-wielding powers. The international community should come up with a viable strategy to convince Russia and Iran that they should cease supporting Iran in its pursuit of nuclear bombs.

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Iranian Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali Asghar Soltanieh
Iranian Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali Asghar Soltanieh
StephenManual is based in New York City, New York, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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