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05/30/10

Turkey condemns Western dismissal of Tehran nuclear agreement

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed Western attitude toward the Iranian nuclear-swap deal brokered by Brazil and Turkey.


Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan
October 2009 file photo

In a trip to Brazil, Erdogan addressed Western countries in a press conference condemning the "wrong and dishonest" double standards in their approach to Iran's nuclear dossier.

He condemned Western support for Israel which he claimed is the only possessor of nuclear arsenals in the Middle East. He added that the Tehran Agreement poses no danger for the world but rather prevents possible dangerous actions in the future.

This week, 189 member nations of Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty called on Israel to join the treaty which would commit Israel to getting rid of its nuclear warheads. Israel has declined the request.

Erdogan also criticized the change in Nicolai Sarkozy's stance after the signing of the Tehran Agreement saying: "Mr. Sarkozy has said earlier that France would deliver the enriched uranium to Iran within ten months. But now he claims that it cannot be delivered any earlier than two years. This is not understandable."

Both Turkey and Brazil have criticized US attitude toward the Tehran Agreement in the recent days and condemned its persistence in enforcing further international sanctions against Iran.

Hilary Clinton claims that the agreement has been signed merely to buy time at a time when the Security Council is on the verge of approving the renewed sanctions.

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