Israel is not satisfied with the response of the international community over Iran’s nuclear program. Prime Ministerhas voiced concerns over stance of the world powers many times and on Sunday in a government meeting he repeated the same. The prime minister complained that the world powers including the United States have not expressed resolve to stop uranium enrichment at Iran’s nuclear plants. He expressed disappointment that if the world powers continue to have lenient attitude with Iran, the country will never stop the controversial nuclear program.
According to a recent quarterly report of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Iran’s nuclear program, Iran has almost doubled machines to expedite enrichment of uranium. It is a shocking development, and on top of that, the international community has not registered any response on the report. The United States said the recent report was being examined closely and Iran will not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons. However, the fact is the country is fast approaching the threshold where it can develop atomic bomb.
Another appalling development took place on sidelines of Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Tehran when North Korea signed an agreement with Iran on mutual cooperation in the fields of science and technology. It may be pertinent to mention here that North Korea is a declared nuclear state, whereas the world powers, including the United States, China and the United Kingdom, have been struggling to persuade the country to scale back the program. A number of discerning observers privy to the development believe that Iran may import nuclear technology from North Korea; therefore, there is a need to keep check on activities of both the countries.
Iranian officials say the country is not developing nuclear weapons, but the international community demands free access for the IAEA inspectors to nuclear plants for veracity of the claim. Iran claims that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes, as the country wants to produce nuclear energy and also the nuclear reactors can be used for some medical research purposes. During the NAM Summit, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reiterated that his country does not want to develop atomic bomb and a peaceful nuclear program is the right of Iran.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Ministerhave been planning to strike nuclear facilities of Iran, but the world powers appear least interested in the idea. With cold response from the international community, it appears now that Israeli leaders have almost abandoned the idea to attack Iran.