Neocon warmonger Max Boot writing in Commentary today seems to think that the latest negotiations with Iran will “implicitly recognize Iran’s ‘right’ to enrich uranium”, adding “i.e., its ‘right’ to maintain breakout capacity to build a bomb within a few weeks or months”.
First off, Iran, as a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, has always had the right to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes and, while Iran’s enemies have tried desperately to accuse Iran of having a nuclear weapons program, there has never been any hard evidence produced to support the claim. All there has ever been is wild accusations, unreliable statements from defectors who would say anything the West wants to hear if the price is right, and just plain downright lies from people like Max Boot.
Secondly, there is no more evidence to support the claim that Iran has ‘breakout capacity to build a bomb’ then there is saying that Iran has a nuclear weapons program. As for the claim that the Iranians can reach ‘breakout capacity within a few weeks or months’… well, we’ve heard all this nonsense before as I wrote three years ago. And Iran still doesn’t have a bomb.
Israel, on the other hand…