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Event in London: The case for action against Iran

Source: New Civilisation

In this public forum, the invited speakers will address some of the key issues that are related to the current U.S.-Iran dispute, as well as the possible implications for the international non-proliferation regime and stability in the region.

The referral of Iran to the U.N. Security Council earlier this month, and the accompanying rhetoric from Tehran and Washington, has increased international concern over the likelihood of another military conflict in the Middle East.

Following the failure to discover weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, there is now much greater public scepticism about the claims of Western governments and the capabilities of western intelligence services. At the same time however, there is real concern about the prospect of the Iranian regime, in a volatile region, acquiring nuclear capabilities.

The speakers will address the official stances of the U.S. and Iranian governments, as well as addressing some of the following key questions:

  • What is the likelihood that the Iranian nuclear programme is genuinely a
    peaceful one, and if a covert military programme exists, how far away is Iran from producing deployable weapons?
  • Assuming that Iran were able to successfully develop nuclear weapons, what are
    the possible global and regional ramifications? Could the world possibly live with a
    nuclear Iran?
  • As the official nuclear powers retain their existing arsenals and develop new systems (U.S. development of tactical nuclear weapons, British renewal of Trident), does this contribute to the determination of non-nuclear weapons states to develop their own capabilities?
  • What if any type of action should be taken against Iran, should military options be taken off the table?

Devon Theatre
New Connaught Rooms
61-65 Great Queen Street
Covent Garden
London, WC2B 5DA

Date: Thursday 13 April 2006
Time: 7.00 pm

Speakers include:

Dr Frank Barnaby
, Nuclear Issues Consultant to the Oxford Research Group

Professor Abbas Edalat, founding member of the Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran and Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, Imperial College London.

Sajjad Khan, Editor of New Civilisation Magazine.

Ms Carol Naughton, coordinator of the WMD Awareness Programme. The WMD Awareness Programme is dedicated to providing trustworthy and up to date information on Weapons of Mass Destruction world wide.

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