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Iran has not only a new president, but also new sanctions

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Iran is hoping for a change. After the presidential elections, there was talk of liberalization, modernization, democratization, openness, improving relations with the West, curtailing the course of a hard confrontation with the United States and resolving the issue of a nuclear program as soon as possible. (It suggests similarities with the Soviet "perestroika"). Meanwhile, Washington has introduced a set of new sanctions against Tehran, which should finally stifle the Iranian economy.




According to the results of the June elections, 64-year-old Hassan Rouhani became the president of Iran. “This great epic event (the election of the head of state) opens up new opportunities for us, and countries that advocate democracy and open dialogue should respect the Iranian people and recognize the rights of the Islamic Republic,” he said at the first speech after the victory. "This is a victory of intelligence, restraint and progress over extremism," - further quotes his words Interfax.

Congratulations on the victory were pretty friendly. The world powers seem to have forgotten about their differences.

As the BBC reported, the United States is ready for talks with the Iranian authorities on the nuclear program after Rouhani’s victory.

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton wished Rouhani success in forming the government and promised to cooperate with the new Iranian leadership in order to quickly resolve the Iranian nuclear issue diplomatically.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also congratulated Rouhani on his victory.

Director General of the Center for the Study of Modern Iran Rajab Safarov, whose opinion leads Interfax, believes that Rouhani is likely to take a course towards restoring relations with the West. “I believe that in any case, Hassan Rouhani and his team will abandon the course of a hard confrontation with the West, which was held for eight years under Ahmadinejad. Bad relations with the West largely determined the extremely difficult economic situation of Iran and the sharp decline in the standard of living of the population, ”he said.

He added that "Tehran will not be able to solve economic problems without changing its foreign policy, and therefore it should be expected that Rouhani will give the Iranian nuclear program a transparent character."

Channel "Euronews" reports the expectation of Tehranis transformations. Rouhani for Iranians has become a symbol of change, observers say. “Long live reforms!” The residents of Tehran are chanting. Breaking the dust and conservatives, Rouhani guaranteed freedom to the people, promised to “return ethics to politics”, raise the economy from his knees and improve relations with the rest of the world, the channel transmits.

The unnamed resident of Iran says: “The people voted! The support of the former presidents Rafsanjani and Khatami, especially in the last few days, and Aref’s self-withdrawal - all this inspired the country and allowed these elections to open the way for reformers. ”

Dmitry Zelenin (ITAR-TASS, Beirut) writes that a 64-year-old politician who has religious Khojatol eslama is popular with young people, who are waiting for modernization from him. As the observer Ali Badram notes, the Iranians are counting on the new president to initiate the policy of “infitah” - liberalization in the economic and domestic political sphere.

Thus, many expect the new president, firstly, something liberal and democratic, secondly, rapprochement with the West, thirdly, in general, change, because Iran is tired of pressure, tired of sanctions, exhausted from a semi-enclosed state behind the nuclear program. The West hopes for it in its own way, in the person of the USA. Words of readiness for talks on the nuclear program after the victory of Rouhani, coming from Washington, is a direct indication of what America expects from Tehran.

Well, for now the crux of the matter, the United States decided to continue the sanctions pressure on Iran.

How is the channel "RT", with 1 July, new sanctions against the republic came into force. Their package was adopted in December 2012 year. From now on, the sale of gold to any person or government institution of the Islamic Republic of Iran will entail tough measures against the merchant.

And now Turkey, one of Iran’s main partners in gold transactions, may be among the violators. US congressmen guess that Turkey buys natural gas from Iran in exchange for the precious metal, thus bypassing the previously existing prohibitions.

Also, the violator of the new rules will be recognized by any person or organization doing business with the Iranian energy sector or with those sectors of the economy that Washington considers related to the Tehran nuclear program.

Iranian-Turkish (and not only Turkish) barter, as they think in Washington, will be finished.

Vladimir Sazhin ("Voice of Russia") tried to answer the question: will the tightening of measures help resolve the Iranian nuclear problem in Rouhani?

The analyst gives some numbers. The complex of sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council, the United States, the European Union and other countries has a devastating effect on the Iranian economy. The country loses more than 50 billion of oil dollars a year. Lost business opportunities exceed the amount of $ 100 billion annually. The inflation rate over the past twelve months, according to official data, exceeded 40%.

Didn’t the White House rush to impose sanctions during the transition period? After all, the victory in the presidential election Rouhani was achieved largely due to his desire to resolve the nuclear problem.

Similar intentions of the newly elected president to ignore are strange. Rather, they need to be encouraged. And it is better to postpone the sanctions measures, the journalist believes, at least until the policy of the new government of the Islamic Republic of Iran is clarified. Sanctions will play into the hands of opponents of any compromises on the nuclear issue, the analyst believes.

Sergey Vasilenkov (Pravda.ru) reminds that the USA is waging an information war against Iran, aimed at demonizing the leadership of the state.

Recently, the broadcasting of Iranian TV channels to the West was stopped. This was done under pressure from US sanctions. A number of satellite broadcasting systems operated by European companies have stopped broadcasting Iranian channels, including Press TV. Such European satellite systems as Intelsat, Eutelsat, Hotbird and Australian Optus closed it down.

José Manuel Toscano, Director General of the International Organization of Satellite Telecommunications, called on the United States and Intelsat to suspend the disconnection of channels and enter into negotiations on the resumption of broadcasting.

The US war against Iran is also being carried out in the cybernetic field. Iran’s nuclear information systems are subject to virus attacks. The Stuxnet virus was launched in June 2010 of the year in order to disrupt the work of the Bushehr nuclear power plant and uranium enrichment facilities. At the military plant in Natanz, writes S. Vasilenkov, there were technical problems that influenced the operation of centrifuges. Tehran's nuclear development has been suspended. The next viral entry occurred in April 2011 of the year. The virus “Stars” was used against Iranian state institutions. In the third attack went the virus "Duqu", intended to steal information.

Returning to the issue of sanctions, it should be noted that in Iran itself their use is considered a failed policy.

The IRIB agency quoted the representative of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Abbas Aragchi, correspondent "Trend" E. Tariverdiev. Comrade Aragci says: "We are surprised that the United States and some other countries apply such a failed policy."

Unilateral sanctions imposed against Iran cannot solve the issue of Tehran’s nuclear program. According to the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the sanctions only complicate the situation. The diplomat clarified purely on an Eastern scale: “The lifting of sanctions may partially solve the issue related to the Iranian nuclear issue, but the introduction of sanctions is not a solution.”

Let's sum up. With a smile, expressing hope for negotiations on the nuclear program and wishing Comrade Rouhani success, the West, after a couple of weeks, tightened the noose around Iran’s neck. You know that, as if a neighbor, shaking hands with you on the landing, would have set fire to the door of your apartment in the evening.

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  1. FC SKIF
    FC SKIF 8 July 2013 07: 32 New
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    In relation to Iran, as well as Russia, the political system in these countries is not important to the West; the fact of their AVAILABILITY and POWER is annoying.
    1. INTER
      INTER 8 July 2013 10: 03 New
      +1
      Quote: FC Skif
      In relation to Iran, as well as Russia, the political system in these countries is not important to the West; the fact of their AVAILABILITY and POWER is annoying.

      It is correctly noticed, as they say from the rearrangement of the places of the terms)
    2. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 8 July 2013 15: 05 New
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      Quote: FC Skiff
      In relation to Iran, as well as Russia, the political system in these countries is not important to the West; the fact of their AVAILABILITY and POWER is annoying.


      I understand that sanctions were added just in case, otherwise, God forbid, the new president will begin to soften the policy with regard to the West and Israel, read that it will cease to be a scarecrow for the ambitious voters.
  2. Ram chandra
    Ram chandra 8 July 2013 08: 08 New
    +1
    The relations of the countries remind me more and more human. Until the world has an economic alternative to the UN (independent of this gang), small fish (even the size of Iran) have to seek out and fulfill all the wishes of the United States. For there is no other. They strangle you.
    1. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 8 July 2013 15: 02 New
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      Quote: Ram Chandra
      The relations of the countries remind me more and more human. Until an UN alternative appears in the world


      And actually the relations of countries are the relations of people who are really at the helm of countries. As for the UN, it is not necessary to build an alternative for it; all that needs to be done is for the organization to do what it was created for, and not to lobby American interests.
      1. bazilio
        bazilio 8 July 2013 16: 46 New
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        Quote: Ram Chandra
        Until an alternative to the UN appears economically (

        This will not help. Countries, say BRICS, will establish their own version of UN-2. Who wants to join it? The US satellites have nothing to do there, otherwise if the US satellite enters, he will get it from the US. The United Nations has 193 member states for which UN Security Council resolutions are binding. They will quit UN membership, well, say half the states, what will happen? we get 2 large organizations whose solutions on the same issue can be radially opposite. dead end. Suppose BRICS countries were able to create an analogue of the UN and entice most countries into this organization. BRICS will dominate. And where is the guarantee that, for example, China in the new UN will not begin to pull the blanket over itself? There is no guarantee. They hope for the honesty and decency of the heads of state, especially in the field of peace politics, at least naively. You just need to change the mechanisms within the UN and at the same time do not forget about your combat readiness
  3. Ivan79
    Ivan79 8 July 2013 08: 14 New
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    But I’m wondering, how long will the world endure this geyropeysko-Amerian community?
    1. V. Ushakov
      V. Ushakov 8 July 2013 08: 30 New
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      Until then, it will be tolerated until at least one gayropean aircraft carrier with all the escorts is sunk. Russia, China, India and even Pakistan can do this. In the meantime, you have to endure. For the best termination of any "patience" is a good blow in the face!
    2. Letterksi
      Letterksi 8 July 2013 10: 58 New
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      Until we endure their henchmen on our neck.

      Not obvious? Then you need to expand your knowledge about personalities and their actions in politics. Political relations are not an amorphous self-governing substance, but the result of the activities of specific people. The study of personalities leads to an understanding of who is sitting on whose neck and who is really doing something
    3. Foooxxxxx
      Foooxxxxx 8 July 2013 13: 15 New
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      Only when they have a very strong crisis, a default by the United States, then the people will simply rebel, the ratings of the West will drop, what they already do, the discontent of the people will grow, and then the geopolitical enemies will not miss the moment to somehow finish off the West. 20 will still be tolerated, if not more!
    4. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 8 July 2013 15: 03 New
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      Quote: Ivan79
      But I’m wondering, how long will the world endure this geyropeysko-Amerian community?


      Until the world begins to climb into Peugeot without soap ...
  4. Rumata
    Rumata 8 July 2013 08: 54 New
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    A strange article ... The author is silent about the fact that the president does not decide anything in Iran, neither the old nor the new. Khamenei had a chance, under the guise of the new "president's" new policy, to improve relations with the West. In fact -

    At the same time, the nuclear program will continue, and they are not going to stop it in Iran. According to Russian news agencies, Iranian authorities are looking for places to build new nuclear power plants. This was stated by the head of the atomic energy organization of Iran, Fereydun Abbashi Davani, at the IAEA conference, which is being held these days in St. Petersburg. Abbasi also confirmed that his country will continue to enrich uranium.


    Same uncle

    Exactly two weeks after the election of the “moderate” president Hassan Rouhani, Tehran began to dispel the Western hopes for a more pragmatic course of the new Iranian leadership.
    “Iran will continue the uranium enrichment program in full swing,” said the head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Agency, Fereydun Abbashi-Davani. According to him, after the election of President Hassan Rouhani, Iranian plans in the nuclear field will not change.


    As these words of the Iranian president -

    Iranian President-elect Hassan Rohani said on Monday that Iran was ready to show more transparency on its nuclear program but was not ready to suspend uranium enrichment


    Are they talking about his willingness to find a compromise with the West? Rouhani does not even play a double game, as his predecessor, who promised to "find a compromise," muddied the waters, participated in summits on Iran's nuclear program, and generally played for time. He openly stated several times already that Iran will not stop enriching uranium even for a while, and this is the main demand of the United States and Europe ...
    They waited a couple of weeks, saw that nothing had changed and continued to twist the faucet. Everything is logical
    1. Yarbay
      Yarbay 8 July 2013 09: 52 New
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      Quote: Rumata
      A strange article ... The author is silent about the fact that the president decides nothing in Iran, neither old nor new.

      On the contrary, the author either studied the question very well or accidentally hit the mark!
      Knowing Oleg for a long time I think the first is preferable !!

      Khamenei is not Khomeini and is forced to reckon with and often maneuver, because those who are in opposition to him are no less popular and significant for Iran and the Iranian revolution!
      The advantage of Khamenei is in the possession of leverage and influence in the IRGC, but the opponents, although less so, have influence !!
      And the main puppeteers of the opposition are Rafsanjani and Ayatollah Dastgeib Shirazi! And considering that the leader of the very conservative Iranians, known for his radical views, as well as the spiritual leader of Ahmedinijat, Ayatollah Muhammad-Tagi Mesbah Yazdi, one of the leaders of the theological center in Qom, you can agree with Oleg, that everything is not simple there, but for this it is necessary to know deeply and well the position of things in Iran’s internal politics!
      Rafsajani is a very rich and very influential man in Iran!
      Khomeini celebrated it!
      Honestly, Oleg pleasantly surprised me by the fact that he noticed important points, although he did not fully disclose them!

      + + +
    2. anip
      anip 8 July 2013 10: 37 New
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      Quote: Rumata
      He has openly stated several times already that Iran will not stop enriching uranium even for a while, and this is the main demand of the USA and Europe ...

      Well well...
      Let's remember about Iraq, which was accused of creating and storing chemical weapons of mass destruction. The United States even presented some kind of fabricated trick in order to "reasonably" attack Iraq. And they still cannot find chemical weapons in Iraq. Do you think that if Saddam Hussein actually had chemical weapons of mass destruction, the United States would dare to attack Iraq? It is highly doubtful.
      Now let's remember about Libya. At one time, Gaddafi proposed, together with other countries, to create an atomic bomb. But Gaddafi refused, they say, democracy is the same, the West will not attack Libya, because there is nothing. Where is Gaddafi now and what is there now in Libya? But would Gaddafi have an atomic bomb, would the US and its European henchmen attack Libya? It is also very doubtful.

      And you all (the United States, Western Europe, and Israel) still want Iran and the DPRK not to create nuclear weapons and missiles? And how else to protect yourself from you because all your words and agreements are worthless?
      1. ulugbek
        ulugbek 8 July 2013 20: 41 New
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        Well said. You are 100% right good
  5. pensioner
    pensioner 8 July 2013 09: 19 New
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    Thank you Oleg! The Stuxnet virus was launched in June 2010 to disrupt the Bushehr nuclear power plant and uranium enrichment plants.So amers with viruses will someday crawl over to us. So much so that it doesn’t seem enough ... We behave disorderly in terms of computer security. We do not feel threats. And the Iranians are great. As they do not strangle them - their line is bent. Bad or good is another question. And the fact that they allow themselves an independent foreign policy is a matter of respect. Although everything in the country is far from simple there. Amers managed to sow the seeds of doubt among young people there. And the shoots will still be ...
  6. SPIRITofFREEDOM
    SPIRITofFREEDOM 8 July 2013 10: 46 New
    +1
    Only a nuclear baton will save Iran from direct intervention and the availability of competent air defense from NATO and US aircraft flying with democratic bombs and humanitarian bombing
  7. Black
    Black 8 July 2013 10: 59 New
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    After the presidential election, talk began about liberalization, modernization, democratization, openness, improving relations with the West, curtailing the course of tough confrontation with the United States and resolving the issue of the nuclear program as soon as possible.

    Conversations began .... as in the eastern bazaar without a conversation ....
    whether it comes to "selling" is another matter. For the "seller" has not changed in the elections, God bless Ayatola.
    I think the cunning Persians "avert their eyes", gaining time ...
  8. Pimply
    Pimply 8 July 2013 11: 09 New
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    For starters, the Iranian president is not the first person in the state. Ayatollah Khamenai still defines politics. And as he was, he remained in place.
    The number of presidential candidates was reduced to 6, all are loyal to Khamenai. This one is the most reformist minded. But you should not build illusions that something really depends on him. It is just a comfortable face for Iran.

    The question with Iran is as follows. This is a country that claims regional influence - and, by the way, Russia's traditional rival. Those who do not know can read the speeches of Ayatollah Khomeini, who called the USSR "the little Satan" - the USA was traditionally big.

    So, Iran once signed a small such non-proliferation treaty. Which never denounced, while violating its provisions. That is the point. Why does Russia support these sanctions on a regular basis? It's simple - no one needs another serious player in the region, who also loves to show his teeth and violate the rules of the game (and the Iranians love this).
  9. ksan
    ksan 8 July 2013 11: 41 New
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    Sanctions from the United States will be whoever comes to power in Iran. A pro-American government is not possible there, at least in the short term, and they (the United States) will not negotiate with an independent government on acceptable terms for Iran. Iran, according to the statement of the State Department, "threatens the energy security of America" ​​And Iran is unlikely to stop the development of the "atomic program", for them this is rather an argument for their own security than a threat to Israel or America. Yes, and they can create a bomb even with sanctions, "optimists" - consider that it takes a couple of years, "pessimists" - five years. Yes, and the sanctions themselves are not destructive for Iran, China, Pakistan, and even Turkey, as they bought Iranian resources, are still buying. And the Americans, by their actions, cause more hatred to themselves, than dissatisfaction with the ruling regime in the country.
    1. Cheloveck
      Cheloveck 8 July 2013 14: 48 New
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      Quote: ksan
      Iran, according to the State Department, "threatens America's energy security"

      This explains everything.
      The states themselves with uranium enrichment are now full of seams.
      For a long time already their nuclear power plants operate at the expense of Russian uranium.
  10. FunkschNNX
    FunkschNNX 8 July 2013 12: 01 New
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    And why are they in the photo so not shaved in full dress? Or in the morning they managed laughing
  11. Iraclius
    Iraclius 8 July 2013 12: 43 New
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    The US political regime in Iran is not at all interesting. The United States is only interested in who owns Iran's resources. Until they are nationalized Iran will be on the "axis of evil". One must always keep in mind the fate of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh and what role British Petroleum and the CIA played here. And weapons of mass destruction are a nail in the coffin of yet another American dream of returning Iran to a Western protectorate.
    I have recently voiced my opinion - if Russia cannot make friends with Iran and it does not work out, then at least it is necessary to make a trading partner. Because in the Caspian region, Iran is not even a market - it is a black hole. Which will eagerly absorb everything that we will import there.
    1. Russ69
      Russ69 8 July 2013 15: 05 New
      +1
      I agree that Russia can now have a good profit in Iran, arms and food supplies, the construction of an oil refinery, and to hell with what. Iran, despite the sanctions, is a completely billing country, if not with money then with resources.
      1. roma-belij
        roma-belij 8 July 2013 16: 48 New
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        Besides, it is better to have a good ally at hand than another "partner".
    2. omsbon
      omsbon 8 July 2013 17: 35 New
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      Quote: Iraclius
      if Russia can make friends with Iran and it doesn’t work out, then at least you need to make a trading partner. Because in the Caspian region, Iran is not even a market - it is a black hole. Which will eagerly absorb everything that we will import there.

      Absolutely agree!
      But only a trading partner should pay, not borrow. In this matter, our country must show integrity!
  12. ed65b
    ed65b 8 July 2013 15: 50 New
    +1
    salvation of Iran in the early creation of a vigorous bomb. After the pressure stops
  13. dojjdik
    dojjdik 8 July 2013 17: 25 New
    0
    the fiction of American propaganda about the non-existent nuclear weapons of Iran --- there is the delirium of a handful of Bagateans, mainly Jews, who are trying by any means to get to the Iranian oil fields; it is not for nothing that they fall into a rage at the word "nationalization"; and here the most important wealth of Iran oil is under total control of the state; but the propaganda that Russia is also sitting on the oil and gas "needle" had exactly the same meaning - to take away from the Russians their main supplier of income to the state budget; but the funniest thing is that the amers themselves drilled a huge number of wells at home, though they found tuff-shale gas and are now actively advertising this junk; so hypocritical lies about Iran's mythical "nuclear" program
    1. Rumata
      Rumata 8 July 2013 19: 59 New
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      Quote: dojjdik
      fiction of American propaganda about Iran’s non-existent nuclear weapons

      =) Evidence that Iran is striving for enriched weapons-grade uranium is undeniable. Nobody claimed that Iran has nuclear weapons, even the American propaganda that you hate. It would not hurt you to arrange a small educational program on the topic of conversation, and then darn your campaigns about the worldwide conspiracy of Jews and peaceful Iranian uranium enriched by 20% + ...
  14. pensioner
    pensioner 8 July 2013 18: 40 New
    +1
    If Iran launches at least one stage of the gas pipeline to Pakistan, then, in principle, it can already spit on all the sanctions. There further - India. No matter how much India and Pakistan "love" each other, they will finish building a gas pipeline to India ... And Iran can start up to 1% of production to India + Pakistan ...
  15. ed65b
    ed65b 8 July 2013 21: 47 New
    +1
    Quote: Rumata
    Quote: dojjdik
    fiction of American propaganda about Iran’s non-existent nuclear weapons

    =) Evidence that Iran is striving for enriched weapons-grade uranium is undeniable. Nobody claimed that Iran has nuclear weapons, even the American propaganda that you hate. It would not hurt you to arrange a small educational program on the topic of conversation, and then darn your campaigns about the worldwide conspiracy of Jews and peaceful Iranian uranium enriched by 20% + ...

    In this you are right.
  16. 1goose3
    1goose3 8 July 2013 23: 31 New
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    Let's sum up. With a smile, expressing hope for negotiations on the nuclear program and wishing Comrade Rouhani success, the West, after a couple of weeks, tightened the noose around Iran’s neck. You know that, as if a neighbor, shaking hands with you on the landing, would have set fire to the door of your apartment in the evening.

    And what else could you expect from pink-blue, from buggers? sad
  17. dojjdik
    dojjdik 9 July 2013 07: 59 New
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    Yes, of course, the Jews are always right: when they saw the "Iranian nuclear program" they somehow forgot completely - but where did Israel get its nuclear weapons from? maybe the tiny state itself has uranium (plutonium) enrichment plants?