Monday, September 4, 2006

Dialog with Iran

So, do you really believe that there's still a chance to continue the diplomatic dialog with Iran's president Mahmud Ahmadinejad? Apparently, Erkki Tuomioja, the Finnish minister of Foreign Affairs and also the president of the European Union (EU) believes so. In an article published by the French-language Canadian newspaper Le Devoir, Tuomioja declared that "diplomacy is always the number one way to go forward" even though Iran isn't willing to comply with the demands made by the international community.

As time goes by, we can see that it becomes harder to sustain a diplomatic dialog with Iran. According to what I saw on the news, this Islamic republic has been testing missiles and the journalist who talked about it said that Iran has got itself out of its reliance on foreigners in terms of development of weaponry. Unfortunately, even though we don't necessarily mention the reasons why we don't trust Iran, it's because the discourses that shape the international relations is often full of "political correctness", if you know what I mean.

We, as Westerners, certainly don't trust Iran, because its anti-Semitic president doesn't want to recognize the State of Israel. In fact, Mahmud Ahmadinejad has said so many times that Israel "must be wiped off the map" and yet, the president of Iran said that his country will only uses its nuclear program for "pacifist purposes". Furthermore, can you imagine what will happen if Iran provides the Hezbollah with nuclear weapons since this country is one of the Hezbollah's "sponsors"? This tough story is to be continued.

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