Russen doen Europeanen kruipen met belachelijke sancties

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Russen doen Europeanen kruipen met belachelijke sancties

Berichtdoor Persian_revenge » Zo Dec 24, 2006 11:30 pm

Sunday, December 24, 2006

'Nyet' on Iran

December 23, 2006
The Washington Post
Editorial

Russia has turned a U.N. sanctions resolution on Tehran's nuclear program into a demonstration of Western weakness.

The U.N. Security Council took up the Iranian nuclear program this year to pressure Tehran to suspend its work on enriching uranium. But in the past few months, something entirely different has happened. While Iranian enrichment has continued with impunity, the Security Council's deliberations have been hijacked by the Russian government of Vladimir Putin, which is using them to protect its economic interests and portray itself as a global power capable of countering the United States.

The Security Council ordered Iran last summer to stop enrichment work by Aug. 30 and threatened sanctions if it did not. Tehran defied the binding resolution, and its hard-line president boasted that the West would be unable to impose significant penalties. Russia has proved him right: As of yesterday, it was still holding up a vote on a Security Council resolution, even though it had already succeeded in stripping the measure of its teeth.

The Bush administration, which has been relying almost entirely on multilateral diplomacy to prevent a nuclear Iran, originally proposed a set of modest sanctions, including a travel ban on senior officials, a block on exports to Iran of nuclear and missile components, and a freeze on the foreign assets of companies involved in nuclear and missile production. The idea was to escalate to tougher measures if Iran did not respond.

Instead, the administration has spent nearly four months seeking Russian consent for the initial measure, yielding again and again to Moscow's intransigence. First, a large nuclear reactor being built for Iran by Russia was exempted from a proposed ban on nuclear imports, even though Tehran could someday use the facility to acquire plutonium for weapons. Next, European governments sponsoring the resolution were forced to drop the proposed travel ban -- the only measure left that might have caused the mullahs some pain. Meanwhile, the administration agreed to support membership in the World Trade Organization for Russia, a concession Moscow made clear was necessary to obtain its vote.

Having surrendered on almost every point, European ambassadors announced that the Security Council would vote yesterday. But Russian ambassador Vitaly Churkin said he still wasn't ready. Some reports said he was seeking to water down the proposed freeze on foreign assets of companies directly connected to the nuclear program. Or maybe he was just demonstrating -- again -- that Russia can and will hold the Security Council hostage.

The result of this cynical policy is that any U.N. resolution against Iran will be a pyrrhic victory for the United States. The message to Tehran is not that it faces isolation or economic ruin if it fails to respect the Security Council's order; it is that it need not fear sanctions. Hard-liners in Tehran who have been saying this all along, such as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, will be vindicated.

Russia will look like a world power; Mr. Putin will have more reason to strut. And the Bush administration, which has not dared even to complain in public about Russia's obstructionism, will look foolish. In fact, Mr. Bush has allowed a vital U.S. interest to be undermined by a government and a leader he should have ceased to coddle long ago.

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Berichtdoor BFA » Di Jan 02, 2007 11:27 pm

Russia has turned a U.N. sanctions resolution on Tehran's nuclear program into a demonstration of Western weakness.


Rusland had nog iets te regelen met ons, rond gekleurde revoluties. Tsjechie. Het heeft Iran gebruikt voor revanche te kunnen nemen. Getoond dat het au serieus wil genomen worden.

The Security Council ordered Iran last summer to stop enrichment work by Aug. 30 and threatened sanctions if it did not. Tehran defied the binding resolution, and its hard-line president boasted that the West would be unable to impose significant penalties. Russia has proved him right: As of yesterday, it was still holding up a vote on a Security Council resolution, even though it had already succeeded in stripping the measure of its teeth.


Rusland heeft enkel zijn eigen economische belangen gewaarborgd. Eens Busherer draait, in november 2007, als er weer geen vertragingen komen kunnen die ophouden. Rusland wil tegen die tijd enkel garanties van de US dat het verdere inmenging in grensstaten en kritiek op het democratiseringsproces ophoudt.
Rusland is even bezorgd over het Nucleaire programma van Iran als de rest van de wereld. 54 000 centrifuges in Natanz maken fuel voor 20 reactoren. Of een bommenarsenaal.

Instead, the administration has spent nearly four months seeking Russian consent for the initial measure, yielding again and again to Moscow's intransigence. First, a large nuclear reactor being built for Iran by Russia was exempted from a proposed ban on nuclear imports, even though Tehran could someday use the facility to acquire plutonium for weapons. Next, European governments sponsoring the resolution were forced to drop the proposed travel ban -- the only measure left that might have caused the mullahs some pain.


CIA en Mossad zijn tot de conclusie gekomen dat Iran nog minstens 3 jaar nodig heeft voor haar eerste bom. Waarschijnlijk 5. Dit is heel anders dan begin 2007, zoals deze zomer nog werd gesteld. Bombardementen en zware sancties kunnen uitgesteld.
Geeft ook tijd om andere manieren te vinden om de Iraanse kat te villen.

Meanwhile, the administration agreed to support membership in the World Trade Organization for Russia, a concession Moscow made clear was necessary to obtain its vote.


Rusland is afgedwaald door de gekleurde revoluties. Dat was te verwachten. Die gekleurde revoluties waren een dom idee. Hebben Rusland enkel naar Iran toe gedreven.

The result of this cynical policy is that any U.N. resolution against Iran will be a pyrrhic victory for the United States.


Het is enkel de verlenging in het tijdschema dat de strategie veranderd heeft.


The message to Tehran is not that it faces isolation or economic ruin if it fails to respect the Security Council's order; it is that it need not fear sanctions. Hard-liners in Tehran who have been saying this all along, such as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, will be vindicated.


Voor een redelijke isolatie en economische ruine hebben de Mullah's reeds gezorgd. Wat schiet er van Iran over als het over 10j gaan olie meer heeft om uit te voeren. Het zijn imperialistische plannen niet ten uitvoer kan brengen.

Russia will look like a world power;

Dit is wat Putin wou, heeft verkregen.

And the Bush administration, which has not dared even to complain in public about Russia's obstructionism, will look foolish.


Om de alliantie met Rusland volwaardig te krijgen zal de Bush-administratie nog van heel veel publieke uitspraken over Rusland afzien.

In fact, Mr. Bush has allowed a vital U.S. interest to be undermined by a government and a leader he should have ceased to coddle long ago.


Ik zie dat eindelijk het koude-oorlogsdenken naar de achtergrond verschuift. US belangen zijn daar veel meer door gediend. Goede relaties met Rusland en China kunnen enkel het vertrouwen in de US economie doen stijgen. Laten de Iraanse kat uit zichzelf verhongeren.
Een beetje de Shia-Sunni verdeeldheid in de hand spelen blokkeert de imperiale ambities.
Het is een parasitaire soort die leeft op de intelligentie van anderen en deze dan tegen hun gebruikt;


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