Crimes by Israel, sanctions for Iran

June 20, 2010

The Iranian nation is not unfamiliar with the double standards of the so-called superpowers. The history of Iran’s relations with the western and eastern powers is full of examples of deceitfulness, dishonesty and fraudulence. The recent U.S.-proposed Russia-backed United Nations Security Council resolution against Iran over its nuclear program is simply one example out of hundreds which demonstrate that the big powers have not been honest with Iran.

While the international community is witness to the blatant felonies of the Israel regime in the occupied territories of Gaza and West Bank, the United Nations Security Council blindly voted in favor of an unfair and unjustifiable round of sanctions against Iran for the Islamic republic is developing its civilian nuclear program without foreign help.
The new round of sanctions against Iran comes in the wake of Israel’s continued blockade of the Gaza Strip in violation of the UNSC resolution 1860 which demanded Tel Aviv last year to end the illegal siege and allow the humanitarian aid to be transferred to the besieged enclave. Furthermore the UNSC resolution against Iran was adopted when the international community was expecting a decisive international reaction against Israel’s brutal assault on the flotilla of aid ships in the Mediterranean Sea.
Israel’s bloody interception, that resulted in killings of several peace activists and many seriously injured, was a clear violation of Fourth Geneva Convention and the Rome Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation of 1988.
Let's pose a simple question: What would have happened had it been Iran that had attacked the Freedom Flotilla? Would the reaction of UNSC have been the same?
There are no limits to the practice of American double standards. Over the past four months, the White House recurrently attacked Iran over the incarceration of the three American hikers who entered Iran illegally and are now awaiting trial in Iran over their action. Did the same American officials say a single word in protest to the killing of Furkan Dogan, the 19-year-old American-Turkish high school student whom the Israeli forces killed in what they called the ""Operation Sea Breeze""? Did they protest when the IDF troops boarded on the Freedom Flotilla and arrested Edward Peck, the former U.S. ambassador to Iraq and Mauritania? Would they react similarly if Iran had arrested a former U.S. ambassador?
Israel attacked the citizens of 37 countries in a vicious attack that outraged the international community and once again showed the inhuman nature of the Zionist regime.
Anyhow most of the European officials who condemned the attack for fear of the growing public anger did their best to use the most softened language in order to avoid targeting Israeli officials directly. Nobody tried to hold Tel Aviv accountable for massacring defenseless civilians who were trying to break the illegal siege imposed on 1.5 million Gazans who are in a dire need of foodstuff, medicines, fuel, gasoline, wheelchairs, infrastructure and shelter. Over the past 40 years, Israel has demolished more than 9000 Palestinian homes and is now holding people of Gaza in an open-air world’s largest jail. No international body has so far succeeded to break Gaza’s siege.
Israel violates international regulations, defies the calls of UN and human rights organizations and even disregards the calls of its own citizens who sympathize with the subjugated people of Palestine. UNSC ignored all these Israeli crimes and adopted a resolution against Iran to punish the country for its civilian nuclear program while overlooked 200 Israeli nuclear weapons.
Photo: A Palestinian child near a destroyed house in Jabalia. (Reuters photo)