Public Comment

Iran Negotiations

By Jagjit Singh
Friday November 15, 2013 - 09:48:00 AM

The American people are growing tired of Prime Minister Netanyahu's frequent outbursts attempting to derail US efforts in reaching a peaceful accord with Iran. For the sake of fairness, is it not time for the international community to demand that Israel open its own nuclear stockpile for inspection and insist that Israel follow Iran’s example of signing the nuclear non-proliferation treaty?

It is outrageous that France has opposed U.S efforts in its blatant self-serving interests to appease Saudi Arabia and thereby win lucrative nuclear power contracts. It also time we displayed a modicum of humility and contrition for our own dark deeds.  

In 1953 the CIA orchestrated a coup ousting the highly popular democratically elected Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh, and ushered in the autocratic regime of the Shah of Iran whose secret police terrorized, tortured and killed thousands of innocent Iranian citizens. During the Iraq-Iran war we supplied chemical weapons to Saddam Hussein who used them to slaughter thousands of Iranians and Kurds.  

We have never apologized or offered reparations to Iran for enabling war crimes to be committed.