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Downplaying Iran nuclear issue not a good sign

By Zhong Sheng (People's Daily)

13:36, January 20, 2012

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

The antagonism between the United States and Iran is constantly escalating. Two aircraft carriers of the U.S. navy are approaching Iran, and another aircraft carrier is standing by on the nearby Indian Ocean.

Washington recently declared that it will unleash a new round of financial sanctions against Iran. Teheran is reluctant to show weakness and threatens to blockade the Strait of Hormuz if Western countries embargo its oil export.

The shock wave of this antagonism is not limited to Western countries and Iran only. Apart from the fact that the cloud of war could spoil international relations, judging only from the point that the Strait of Hormuz is the globally important channel for energy transportation, each country has enough reasons to express their anxiety and require both parties to restrain.

Iran is a vital oil exporter, and many countries have normal cooperation in energy and economy with it. The United States attempts to make its unilateral sanction on Iran international, which is inconsistent with the contents and spirits of the United Nations Security Council's relevant resolutions, and this reveals once again Washington's impertinence and arbitrariness of abusing domestic laws in international affairs.

It's noteworthy that, Western politicians and media are making more and more issues of Teheran's strong attitude toward the security of the Strait of Hormuz.

The root of the antagonism between Western countries and Iran is the nuclear issue. However, whether Iran has developed nuclear weapon, whether Iran has already had nuclear weapon are still unclear, the clamor for war has spirally escalated the situation of antagonism.

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Wong S F at 2012-01-27203.82.92.*
Mr Hammad Sethi,I have read several of your posting here on People"s Daily. I feel you are suffering from tunnel vision especially when you think there is always a confrontation between the Muslim world and the Christian West. I am a Christian by faith but I am definitely not a blind follower of the Western world. In reality I am very much against the agenda of the European and the US.
PD User at 2012-01-25113.231.244.*
Just what the world needs. One more crazy raghead
PD User at 2012-01-24113.231.243.*
What drugs are you on. "Every country in the world has the freedom to do whatever it wants to do without any external interference or threats." Adolph Hitler did exactly what you propose.
Hammad Sethi at 2012-01-2492.40.254.*
If they are so much worried about International law and UN resolutions then they should first work towards decades old resolutions on Palestine amd Kashmir. It is very obvious that the Christian West is not only an enemy of Iran but the whole of the Muslim world. The only way forward for Iran now is to quickly build or acquire nuclear weapons so that the Western Christian terrorists have no choice but to swallow the bitter pill. If Western Christian terrorists, Israeli terrorists, and the Hindu Indian terrorists can have nuclear weapons, then Iran also has every right to possess nuclear weapons.
KHMian at 2012-01-2390.221.166.*
Every country in the world has the freedom to do whatever it wants to do without any external interference or threats.
  

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