Saturday, December 26, 2009

South Korea's safeguards violations were ignored as Iran is held to a double standard

I had meant to link to Gareth Porter's comparison of how Iran's nuclear case has been handled to South Korea's case, when by any objective measure, South Korea had more severe violations of its NPT obligations.
The stark contrast between the treatment of the Iranian and South Korean cases by the IAEA Secretariat and its Board of Governors is the most dramatic evidence of a politically motivated nuclear double standard practiced by the agency and its Governing Board, dominated by the United States.
I find the charge of a double standard, even though it is true, less and less interesting as it becomes more clear that the West is unable to coerce Iran into complying with its demands.

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