by adopting this gambit they expose israel's hypocrisy on the matter (insisting the UN monitor the iranian facilities while exempting its own facilities from like UN inspection)
There is no hypocrisy. Israel made no similar agreement.by adopting this gambit they expose israel's hypocrisy on the matter (insisting the UN monitor the iranian facilities while exempting its own facilities from like UN inspection)
the obvious hypocrisy is israel's insistence that the iranians be subject to UN inspections which israel will not permit for itselfThere is no hypocrisy. Israel made no similar agreement.
There is no hypocrisy, only context that you refuse to recognize. Iran made an agreement and Israel did not; thus, Iran is subject to that agreement and Israel is not.the obvious hypocrisy is israel's insistence that the iranians be subject to UN inspections which israel will not permit for itself
Do you think that the US should be able to force Iran to ratify the Rome statutes? And, if not, then why should Iran be able to force another country to ratify something? Via nuclear blackmail, nonetheless. You really don't see a problem with breaking agreements regarding nuclear weapons, starting a cold war and blackmailing the world in attempt to force another country to ratify a UN treaty against their will and benefit?
Who gave Iran the ability to break UN agreements without consequence and made them the boss of everyone? You did. Why?
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and i posited a gambit that i think iran should employ as a condition of allowing UN inspections to occur
that proposal would be to force the UN to exhibit parity by imposing the same oversight on israel - a vocal advocate of UN inspections of iranian facilities
and should the UN oppose such a condition, because israel is not a signatory to the NPT, then iran should use that failure to similarly monitor israel as its legitimate basis to rescind its own execution of the defining NPT, thereby keeping the UN (and israel) at bay
Don't get me wrong I don't think we've reached the point where intervention is necessary or even desirous, but I don't think another round of talks or a relaxing of sanctions will do much good in this environment. We've had some inkling that some Iranian officials want a deal, and that the pressure on the government, and on the economy, is mounting to an unsustainable point. We'll have to see, and we should listen to what we hear. I think a much more positive move would be to declare an absolute enrichment cap, after which international powers commit to a targeted strike. Give a cap of 25% or 35% and say that once sustained enrichment at these levels is detected or discovered, an attack will occur. I believe that in conjunction with sanctions if the Iranian government believes that an attack will actually occur, it will cause a huge amount of dissension and debate about whether to risk crossing that threshold. Moreover by setting a clear threshold you create an open and transparent pretext for limited hostilities should the need arise, and you also give a window for a climb down.
I think we can avoid a conflict potentially, but it's foolish to pretend that you can talk someone into giving up a strategic interest just because you engage them in negotiations.