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Obama uses UN speech to threaten war against Iran

category international | anti-war / imperialism | other press author Wednesday September 26, 2012 12:29author by pat c

No diplomacy from Obama, its election time, so its also time to threaten war against Iran.He ignores the fact that inspectors have found no evidence that Iran is developing nuclear weapons and of course he ignores Israels possession of 400 warheads. Full text at link.

President Barack Obama postured before the United Nations Tuesday as the champion of peace and democracy, while threatening war against Iran and demanding a crackdown against the wave of anti-US demonstrations that have swept the Middle East.This, Obama’s fourth address to an opening session of the UN General Assembly since taking office in 2009, was saturated with hypocritical invocations of “American values” and lies about Washington’s actions on the world stage.

The US president delivered an unmistakable threat that the US is preparing to launch yet another war of aggression, this time against Iran, with potentially far bloodier consequences than those it has carried out in Afghanistan and Iraq over the last decade.

“Make no mistake: a nuclear-armed Iran is not a challenge that can be contained,” Obama declared. “It would threaten the elimination of Israel, the security of Gulf nations, and the stability of the global economy. It risks triggering a nuclear arms race in the region and the unraveling of the non-proliferation treaty. That is why… the United States will do what we must to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.”

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author by pat cpublication date Wed Sep 26, 2012 14:11author address author phone

Sanctions are war by other means.

French President Francois Hollande has told the UN General Assembly that the EU is ready to impose new sanctions on Iran to force it back to the negotiating table over its controversial nuclear energy program. On the sidelines of the meeting, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius explained that the sanctions will be “on the financial and trade side.” This year the EU has already banned oil trade with Iran following US sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s banking sector.

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