It is good news, indeed. The United States and its Western allies have finally succeeded to take Russia and China on board on the issue of controversial nuclear program of Iran. Russia and China have agreed to support a US-backed resolution against Iran, demanding Iran should stop suspicious activities and open its controversial nuclear sites to inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The months of diplomatic deadlock is over now and we hope the international community will do its best to screw Iran. The Islamic Republic should be asked in clear terms to stop nuclear enrichment; otherwise the US and its allies will not hesitate to initiate action against the country.
A number of discerning observers based here in New York City also believe that the development will also convince Israel that diplomacy on Iran is working. It may be pertinent to mention here that Israel has been pressing the US for the last couple of months to take action against Iran. However, Obama administration has been reluctant to initiate military action against Iran as the former believes the issue can be resolved through diplomatic means. The observers opine that Israel will be convinced now with the diplomatic efforts and exercise restraint to initiate any military action against nuclear facilities of the Islamic Republic.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed deep reservations over the US’ policy on Iran. The prime minister even alleged that US was not serious in stopping Iran to develop nuclear weapons. He has been demanding Obama administration to set red lines against Iran’s nuclear program as the latter is not bothered by concerns expressed by the US and its Western allies. However, Obama administration has been assuaging Israeli officials that diplomatic efforts are underway to convince Iran to suspend uranium enrichment. Now, it seems as if the diplomatic efforts by the US and its allies have started paying.
The US and Israel suspect that Iran has been developing nuclear weapons and that’s why the country is not allowing the IAEA inspectors to visit its nuclear site, especially Parchin. Iran, on the other hand, claims that its nuclear program is for peaceful purpose as the country wants to produce nuclear energy to fulfill needs of its consumers. Iranian officials also say that they want to utilize the nuclear program for research, especially in the field of medical. Iran wants to treat cancer and other lethal diseases with the help of the technology. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has also said on a number of occasions that Iran does not intend to develop atomic bomb as it is against teachings of Islam and Quran – the holy book of Muslims.
With the support of Russia and China, now it seems Iran will have to show flexibility over its nuclear program as both the countries are considered be close allies of Iran.