Talk:Syria voices support of Iran's nuclear program

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POV concern[edit]

At present there's the sentence:

Iran states that its nuclear program does not violate international law or treaty obligations under the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and that it will not abandon its enrichment efforts.

i'm fairly sure that no state (including US, EU countries) have made any unambiguous claim that Iran's program violates Iran's obligations under the w:Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, for the obvious reasons that US, France, UK quite clearly are violating the Treaty. There are only statements to the media about informal worries that Iran might be planning to build nuclear weapons. These are something like hints or innuendos, not outright statements.

The present version of this sentence Iran states that is only necessary if there is at least one authority that claims that the statement is false. Otherwise, it's a fact according to NPOV - since noone disputes it.

So i'm putting this which seems to be getting towards NPOV:

Iran notes that its nuclear program is civilian and consistent with Article IV of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which establishes the inalienable right of all the Parties to the Treaty to develop research, production and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, and that it in line with Article IV, it will not abandon its enrichment efforts.

Boud 14:23, 21 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Did you read any of the sources? Because thats where the statements came from. Please read the sources. Jason Safoutin 14:37, 21 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The BBC source states they claim NPT compliance. What I haven't worked out from a brief inspection of the sources is who exactly would decide if they were in compliance or not. --Brian McNeil / talk 14:48, 21 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Guess: the IAEA? Jason Safoutin 14:56, 21 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]