US Sanctions and the West’s Double Standards over Iran’s Nuclear Program
London, UK, October 26 2007 – In announcing US sanctions on Iran and designating the Iranian revolutionary guards Quds division, a "terrorist" organisation – a move immediately supported by British PM Gordon Brown – western governments show they intend to continue to intervene and destabilise the Middle East. US secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, said the moves were intended "to counter the threatening behaviour of the Iranians".
Dr Imran Waheed, a media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain, said, "The US and UK governments accuse others of threatening and ‘terrorist’ behaviour. Yet it is they who invaded Iraq, continue to terrorise its people, and have presided over a genocide of more than 650,000 people."
"It is they who construct military bases and have aircraft battle groups stationed in the Gulf. It is they who possess nuclear weapons – which only the US has used against civilians – and are currently developing the latest generation of these. Just this week, the Pentagon asked for $88m to develop the Massive Ordnance Penetrator, a huge bunker busting bomb for its Stealth bombers. Commenting on who this would be used against, Jim Moran, a member of the US House of Representatives said: ‘My assumption is that it is Iran’".
" Iran has said its bid for nuclear capabilty is for non-military energy production. However, given the beligerent track record of the US and UK governments towards Muslim countries, whilst adopting a different strategy with a nuclear North Korea, some may think it would be a wiser course of action for Iran and others to adopt a nuclear deterrent."