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US pursues path of madness over Iran fantasy weapons: US analyst

sl20130403140305537An expert says the United States is pursuing a path of madness by imposing sanctions on Iran on charges of developing fantasy nuclear weapon.

Tom Engelhardt wrote in an article for Alert Net website that the fantasy nuclear weapon allegedly developed by Iran “endangers no one because it doesn’t exist.”

“Most observers don’t think that Tehran is in the process of preparing to build one either,” he said.

Engelhardt criticized US President Barack Obama for his refusal to mention “anything of significance about the only genuine nuclear arsenal in the vicinity: Israel’s.”

He noted that Israel is believed to possess “100-300 nuclear weapons’ worth or enough destructive power to turn not just Iran but the Greater Middle East into an ash heap.”

“We continue to obsess about fantasy weapons, base an ever more threatening and dangerous policy in the region on their possible future existence, might conceivably end up in a war over them, and yet pay remarkably little attention to the existing nuclear weapons in the region,” wrote Engelhardt .

The US, Israel, and some of their allies have repeatedly accused Iran of pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program.

Iran rejects the allegations, arguing that as a committed signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

In addition, the IAEA has conducted numerous inspections of Iran’s nuclear facilities but has never found any evidence showing that Iran’s civilian nuclear program has been diverted toward nuclear weapons production.

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