Saturday, January 28, 2006
EU CONSTITUTION DEAD OR ALIVE
Like I wrote about the Eu 3 days ago, I think there will be a main core of 13 EU Countries, And when Spain in the future kicks 3 main core members out it brings it to 10. look what the German Leader wants to do with the EU.
President Jacques Chirac of France, who is eager to build relations with Merkel (GERMANY) but found her a steely interlocutor when she visited Paris, has suggested a way out of the impasse by proposing that an inner core of "pioneer" countries, chiefly those that currently use the euro, could just go ahead with closer cooperation in certain key areas - like the
creation of an EU foreign minister - on the basis of existing treaties.
Isnt this Interesting when the Bible says The EU will have a president and sign the future 7 year peace treaty with Israel / Arabs and Many. This President I believe will come from Spain in the Future, because the World Dictator has to be a KING and he will be Jewish.
In Other News since Yesterday, After the Hamas landslide win in the Palestinians elections, today the Fatah murderers were outside Abbas' house wanting him to resign with riots. Well you will soon see either EU, NATO or UN TROOPS IN ISRAEL DUE TO THE ELECTIONS I BELIEVE, The Bible says the EU will have its own Army and until then NATO OR UN TROOPS
WILL COME IN FOR SURE.
And a 7.7 Earthquake in the Indonsia Area also today.
Dead or alive? EU leaders taking constitution's pulse
By Graham Bowley International Herald Tribune FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2006
BRUSSELS Even the European Union itself now acknowledges that most EU citizens believe the European constitution should be redrafted or scrapped. But that did not stop European leaders from gathering Friday in Salzburg, Austria, for a two-day, high-profile conference largely dedicated to the treaty's future.The conference - coinciding with celebrations of the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth and dubbed "The Sound of Europe" - was organized by Austria, the current EU president, in an attempt to revisit the document.This might surprise ordinary Europeans. Following the rejection of the treaty by French and Dutch voters last year, chastened governments declared a "period of reflection" that appeared to kill the constitutional
idea for years.
But in the past few weeks, some European leaders have resumed intensive debate about the treaty, although they have split, loudly and publicly, over what is to be done. The main argument pits those, led by Germany and Austria, who want to proceed with the document in its current form against those, notably France, who want to attach key elements of the text to existing treaties while shelving the rest of the constitution. Others, like the Dutch, say the document is dead and should not be revived. Still others, notably José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, want the matter put aside until the EU's 25
countries have tackled urgent problems like high unemployment and slow growth.
"They are putting the cart before the horses," Barroso's spokesman, Johannes Laitenberger, said this week.The resurgent debate comes at a time when only one in two Europeans feels the EU gives any benefit at all, according to the commission's latest opinion poll and just 22 percent want ratification of the constitution to continue.The constitution, which was designed to make the union more workable as it expanded, has appeared to be moribund since it was rejected by French and Dutch voters last spring. At present, 13 EU countries have ratified the treaty, while 10 called off their votes after the French and Dutch said no.
The countries that now want to revive the ratification process are chiefly those that have already approved the text. They are led by Angela Merkel, Germany's new chancellor, who has raised hopes that the treaty could be successfully relaunched when Berlin takes over the EU's rotating presidency in 2007. Austria tried to give this process an early start, putting the
treaty's revival at the center of its six-month EU presidency, which began Jan. 1. The two countries, which are among those that have approved the constitution, say the ratification process must continue. If, in the end, the treaty is approved by 23 countries and rejected by only two, Merkel argues, the picture would be very different.
But in the countries whose electorates rejected the treaty last year, the constitution in its current form remains deeply unpopular."The European constitution is dead for the Netherlands," said the Dutch foreign minister, Bernard Bot, whose government faces elections in 2007.
President Jacques Chirac of France, who is eager to build relations with Merkel but found
her a steely interlocutor when she visited Paris, has suggested a way out of the impasse by proposing that an inner core of "pioneer" countries, chiefly those that currently use the euro, could just go ahead with closer cooperation in certain key areas - like the creation of an EU foreign minister - on the basis of existing treaties.
"It is natural for euro-area member countries to deepen their political, economic, fiscal and social integration," Chirac said on Jan. 10. But French ideas have been rebuffed by Merkel, who believes that the treaty is such a delicate construction, tied together during months of tortuous negotiations, that unpicking certain elements would lead to its general unraveling."To put
single parts of this constitution into force, and leave others aside, without knowing where you want to go, that does not work," she said.Such dissent has left a third group of countries, including some of the new EU members in Central and Eastern Europe, "amazed," according to Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, the Polish prime minister.
The newcomers, he said, cannot understand the fact that their western neighbors are plunging into fresh institutional debate. Like Barroso and like Britain, one of the countries most skeptical about the constitution's prospects, the new members want the EU to concentrate on areas like economic reform. The treaty requires approval by all 25 EU members, via parliamentary vote or referendum, before it can come into force.To chart a path between the conflicting views, Barroso has been tasked with the kind of solution many committees adopt when no other is in sight: drawing up a report. He is to deliver his conclusions on the future of the constitution to the 25 EU governments in June.
Thursday, January 26, 2006
HAMAS WINS PALESTINIAN ELECTIONS
HAMAS WIN 76 SEATS,FATAH WINS 43 SEATS
Once Again Bible Prophesy becomes reality, With Hamas winning the Palestinian Elections in
Israel you can bet on Prophesy that says The European Union will be in control of the negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians big time from here on in. The Bible in Daniel 9:27 says it will be the European Union, not the USA that makes the final land for security peace contract in the very near future between the Israelis, Palestinians and many.
EU faced with 'entirely new situation' if Hamas win: Solana Document Actions
26/01/2006 EU BUSINESS WEBSITE
The European Union faces "an entirely new situation" if the radical group Hamas is confirmed winner of the Palestinian elections, EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said on Thursday.
Solana acknowledged that the EU, which is the world's biggest donor to the Palestinians, would be in a quandary because Hamas figures on its list of known terrorist groups and has refused to renounce violence.
"These results may confront us with an entirely new situation, which will need to be analyzed by (EU foreign ministers) next Monday," he said, after Palestinian prime minister Ahmed Qorei resigned, acknowledging Hamas's victory. "The EU will express its views and prospects for cooperation with the future Palestinian government in the light of that discussion and of developments on the ground," Solana, who was in Kosovo, said in a statement.
However leading EU members swiftly called Thursday for Hamas to renounce violence and recognize Israel as a precondition for cooperation. Since 2003, EU states and the European Commission have given about 500 million euros (613 million dollars) per year to the Palestinian Authority, making Europe the biggest donor to Palestinians.
Brussels pledged some 280 million euros in aid alone to the Palestinians in 2005. It has earmarked funds to build a cargo terminal at Gaza airport and sent a monitoring mission to the Gaza Strip border with Egypt. It also deployed observers to watch over Wednesday's parliamentary poll and is organising a police training and advisory mission. But in its efforts to help rebuild the impoverished Palestinian territories and encourage better democracy and the rule of law, the EU has been widely criticised by Israel for its "contacts" with Hamas officials.
With officials in Brussels hedging over what path to take on Thurday, EU external relations commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner said the bloc remained determined to work with any Palestinian government that renounced violence. "We count on cooperating with a Palestinian government whatever it may be as long as it is determined to pursue its aims in a peaceful way," she told members of the European Parliament.
"We will work with those who will be willing to advance peace through peaceful means," she said. "I'm aware of the difficulty of the situation ... It's up to member states to react now."
Immediately on learning that Qorei had stepped down, a diplomat from one of the 25 member states said: "Oh dear, fasten your seatbelts." One of the key questions is: would the EU deal be prepared to deal with individual elected Hamas officials who renounce violence, even if the movement as a whole refuses to do so.
"I don't know," shrugged another diplomat. "I have no idea." "It might be a bit difficult to continue to commit European taxpayers' money to a Palestinian Authority which would not be committed to a peaceful dialogue with Israel," he said. The issue will top the agenda when EU foreign ministers meet in Brussels on Monday, and likely talks in London between the so-called Mideast Quartet of the European Union, the United States, the United Nations and Russia.
"The tenor of what will arise from these talks between the 25 on Monday will set the tone," the diplomat said.
But the foreign ministers of Britain, Germany and the Netherlands, along with France's Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, gave almost identical responses to the election result Thursday.
British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, speaking on a visit to Ankara, said "the international community will want Hamas to make a proper rejection of violence and to acknowledge that Israel exists," according to a Foreign Office spokesman. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said, "We could imagine various forces in the (Palestinian) government. But there are two conditions: the forces that join the government must renounce violence." "It seems Hamas still has a long way to go," Steinmeier said on national radio.
Hamas Wins PA Election By Hillel Fendel Arutz 7 NEWS
Unofficial but nearly final results show that the Hamas terror organization has won a majority of the seats in the PA legislature, and will form its next gov't. Abu Mazen is considering resigning. Though official results are not yet in, Hamas has won a majority in almost every one of the 16 districts in the PA-controlled areas, including Jerusalem. At least 70, and possibly as many as 75, seats of the 132-seat legislature will go to Hamas.
Fatah Prime Minister Abu Alla has resigned, and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is considering doing the same. According to PA law, Chairman Abbas (Abu Mazen) must turn to the largest party and ask it to form the next government. Hamas leader Mahmoud A-Zahar said, "The armed struggle will continue, and it will cause Israel to make great concessions, and will change the way Egypt and Jordan relate to Israel as well."Iran released a statement of congratulations for the Hamas victory, saying that the path of "continued resistance of Israeli conquest" had won.
MK Ehud Yatom (Likud) said, "The Palestinian people decided that terrorism is the tool and the way to implement its strategy for us not to be here in this region. Our government also made its decisive contribution to this development by allowing PA elections [in this format]." "Hamas might want to negotiate with us," Yatom said, "but we are not allowed to speak with any
organization that is dedicated to our destruction."Asked if in his estimation, the left-wing might want to negotiate with Hamas despite its goal of destroying Israel, Yatom said, "The only thing that interests them [those on the left] is to return to the 1967 borders."
Former Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said, "Israel made a very grave mistake when it allowed Hamas to participate in these elections... The international community will now find every justification to have dialogue with Hamas, claiming that they won democratic elections, even though we invested such great efforts to have the world include Hamas on its outlawed list of terror organizations."
A Likud Party statement: "The Hamas victory is a direct result of the Disengagement, and the realization of the Palestinians that the use of terror and violence is the way to achieve diplomatic gains from Israel. The plans of Kadima and Labor for another widespread withdrawal,
for nothing in return, shows us their total blindness in viewing the security reality."
MK Tzvi Hendel (National Union): "The Kadima government led Hamas to victory on the silver platter of the Disengagement."
MK Effie Eitam (National Union): "[Hamas chief] Mahmoud A-Zahar should send a large bouquet of roses this morning to Ehud Olmert and his government, who preferred to surrender in the war against terrorism, and instead of dealing with eliminating the Hamas leaders, chose to expel Jews from their homes. They thus proved to every PA voter that the way of Hamas and terrorism is the way to victory over Israel."
Former IDF Central District Commander Maj.-Gen. (res.) Uzi Dayan, head of a small new anti-corruption political party, said, "This shows we have no one to rely on except ourselves. We must complete the partition as quickly as possible and withdraw from Judea and Samaria."
Shimon Peres: "Hamas won; so what? How will Hamas run the Palestinian Authority and pay salaries after the world community cuts off international aid?"
MK Sha'ul Yahalom (NRP) : "The Hamas victory proves the terrible diplomatic mistake of the Kadima path, as well as the catastrophe that will fall upon the State of Israel if Kadima forms its next government."
A Voice of Israel reporter said that left-wing reactions took a long time in coming, but then presented Meretz MK Ran Cohen's response: "This is a very grave situation for both Israel and for the Palestinian Authority. It's very sad that the Palestinians chose the terrorist organization Hamas, which provides no hope, and they will feel it. It is also very sad that we ourselves, in
everything we did, including the Disengagement, encouraged Hamas more than Fatah."
Yisrael Beiteinu Party Chairman Avgidor Lieberman: "It doesn't matter who won; the free world has lost. Hamas and Fatah are both movements that represent radical Islam. Just
as in Egypt, where the Islamic Brotherhood is strengthening, and in Iran, where the extremist president was elected, the victory of radical Islam here is not only Israel's problem, but is a threat to the entire free western world. We saw this in the attacks in Madrid and London, and in the riots in Paris and Belgium. Our internal strife and unilateral concessions merely strengthen this trend."
MK Aryeh Eldad (National Union): "We see no difference between the murderers of Fatah and those of Hamas. All those naive people who talk about a 'partner for peace' now realize who we're dealing with, and all those who propose further unilateral withdrawals are merely bringing the Kassams closer, to inside Jerusalem."
The Yesha Council: "The public relations team for the Disengagement and for Kadima can chalk up this achievement of Hamas' victory to its credit. In the next election, Israel will strengthen Islamic Jihad by making more concessions, and in the election after that, it's doubtful whether Israel will still be around."
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
KING JUAN CARLOS OF SPAIN
Now we get to SPAIN. The Bible says SPAIN will be in the thick of world events. In Daniel 7:23-25 we see the 11TH nation will be playing a big role in the European Union politics.
23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.
25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
In verse 23 we see the 4th beast or political power or 7th World empire in history is the European union which will devour the Whole Earth, and put it into trading blocks sounds like World Government to me. VS 24 tells us it would have 10 kings or nations in it (what entity on earth is made up of 10 single nations, now 25 on its way to World domination. The EU of course.) It then says after 10 nations join another nation #11 shall rise and uproot 3 nations. So there had to be at least 13 nations in this Entity, so when 3 fall in the future it will still leave 10 countries to control the Whole World. I believe either through the new EU constitution or if that is scrapped, there will be 13 nations in Control of the EU in the future, and as other countries join it, they will be put in 1 of the 10 World trading blocks. I believe the EU will put the World into 10 world trading blocks in the future. Then in the future when SPAIN I believe #11 boots out 3 EU main controlling members, it brings the main leaders from 13 to 10 like Daniel 7:24 says and this leader who does this will be the future World Hitler or Dictator.
The EU is GODLESS already so when in verse 25 we see this Dictator speaks great words against the GOD (OF ISRAEL), and kills or wears out the saved during this time. He will even want to change the times and seasons, since I believe he will be Jewish, he will probably want to eliminate the Israeli holy days and feast days and put his new Age gods in instead. This all happens at the 3 1/2 year mark of the 7 year peace treaty with Israel / Arabs and many.
Delors to advise on how to salvage EU constitution - 23.01.2006 - 10:17 CET
By Lucia Kubosova
Jacques Delors, a former European Commission president and the key player behind creating the bloc's single currency, is now helping the commission revive the rejected EU constitution. Mr Delors, now 80 years old, has been asked by the development commissioner Luis Michel to lend him a hand in drawing up a new European "access charter," the UK daily Telegraph reported.
The project is designed to promote to citizens all the benefits of the EU in their every day lives, with hints at rights to housing, and the guarantees of access to justice and education to Europeans in the EU constitution. If citizens were better aware of these provisions in the constitution, they would also be more likely to support the document, Mr Michel argued in Belgium's leading paper Le Soir.
The bloc's constitution was put on ice after its rejection by the French and Dutch citizens last year. So far, it has been ratified by 13 countries, while other member states have for a time put a freeze on the process. EU leaders agreed in June last year that they would hold a "period of reflection," to discuss possible consequences of the French and Dutch "no" votes for the union and its constitutional process.
Last week, the European Parliament supported a report calling for this period to be used for salvaging the treaty, aiming to get the document to come into force by 2009. Praised and condemned Jacques Delors is highly recognised in the EU history books for his leading role in creating the euro and boosting the bloc's internal market. Following his work as a French finance minister from 1981 to 1985, he took up the job of European Commission president for two consecutive terms, from 1985 to 1994. While praised for his performance in many European capitals, Mr Delors faced frequent criticism from the then UK prime minister Margaret Thatcher, who attacked his federalist ideas and his backing for trade unions to be recognised at the European level.
For his part, Mr Delors has been quite outspoken about his view on Britain and the EU, particularly after concluding his career at the commission. "Europeans thought a little cynically that the English would be less harmful on the inside than on the outside. They ended up thinking that it was better for Great Britain to be inside, a decision which some people still regret," he said last year at a speech for students in Italy, according to the Telegraph.
Concerning the EU charter, Mr Delors commented "I have been hearing more and more, especially from the other side of the Channel, that European construction as conceived by the founding fathers is out of date, is finished. I do not think such an abrupt judgment will allow us to progress.""It is true that this crisis is grave, to the point where Europe has sunk into a light coma. But we must not let ourselves get bogged down in this serious crisis," he added.
King Juan Carlos 'surprised and very worried' at Spain's urbanisation By Elizabeth Nash in Madrid Published: 25 January 2006
King Juan Carlos has sounded the alarm over the excessive urbanisation of Spain's southern coast, especially the booming resort of La Manga in Murcia, popular among golfing British sunseekers, and footballers on the spree. Speaking informally with a group of ecologists, the Spanish monarch said he had recently flown over the region and was "surprised and very worried" by the extent of building work. The upmarket tourist development has sprouted a vast cityscape of cranes and scaffolding along one of the last stretches of virgin coastline in southern Spain, a zone that hitherto escaped exploitation because of its aridity.
King Juan Carlos observed that the driving impulse behind the boom was the desire for local authorities to make money, and that urbanisation was their main source of income. The monarch is known for his concern for the environment, and was attending a gathering to honour the Spanish conservationist and pioneer of ecology, Felix Rodriguez de la Fuente, who died 25 years ago. His remarks were reported in yesterday's El Pais newspaper by one of those present. Ecologists have long warned that the chaotic scramble of unplanned development vastly outrips resources in the parched region and is unsustainable, a message that has finally caught the ear of entrepreneurs and ministers.
Spain's big hotel conglomerates warned this month that the rapid rate of new building was driving foreign holidaymakers away from traditional resorts of sun and sand - bedrock of the country«s mighty tourist industry. The Environment Minister Cristina Narbona last month accused Valencia«s regional government of wrecking its own coastline by "building a wall of cement."The situation is worsened by the persistence of Spain«s worst drought for decades.
"The situation in the south is very severe and serious, and very worrying... because the autumn rains have been insignificant," Ms Narbona warned yesterday. Southern farmers are still having to suffer water rationing, as Spain braces for another year of drought.
Conservatives Declare Election Victory in Canada (YES FINALLY SAYS STAN)
http://enews.voanews.com/t?ctl=10B6FB0:1F9CF4C Economist Stephen Harper, 46, becomes twenty-second prime minister of Canada Canada's Conservative opposition has won the country's general election, ending 12 years of Liberal government.
Conservative Leader Stephen Harper gives thumbs up in Calgary, Canada, Monday, Jan. 23, 2006The results will make 46-year-old economist Stephen Harper the twenty-second prime minister of Canada. The Conservative Party elected 124 out of a possible 308 members of parliament and took just over 36 percent of the popular vote. This defeats the party of now outgoing Liberal leader and Prime Minister Paul Martin, who has held office for just over two years. While he will remain the local member of parliament from Montreal, he announced his resignation as Liberal Leader in his concession speech.
His party finished with 103 seats Canada's House of Commons and just over 30 percent of the popular vote. The Bloc Quebecois Party, which advocates Quebec's separation from Canada, will have 51 seats. The left-wing New Democratic Partygarnered 29 seats, with Party Leader Jack Layton and his wife Olivia Chow becoming only the second husband and wife team in parliament in Canadian history. In Canada, voters cast ballots for local members of parliament, not the party leaders. The party with the most seats - or MPs as they are known, forms a government and the party leader, in this case StephenHarper, becomes prime minister. In his victory speech to supporters in Calgary, Mr. Harper says he is mindful that the other parties outnumber his new minority government. In a conciliatory gesture, he is promising to work with his political rivals.
"Tonight, although Canadians have voted for change, they have not given any one party in the House of Commons a majority. They have asked us to cooperate, to work together and get on with tackling the real concerns of ordinary working people and their families," he said. "I look forward to working with all of the parties and all of the members of parliament to build consensus and move this country forward. Friends, I have never been so proud of our great country. And I honoured and overwhelmed to be asked to lead it." The change of power will most likely happen within the next two weeks. Once in office, Mr. Harper says he will introduce an accountability act. This is a campaign promise to eliminate the chance for scandaland corruption.
A report alleging criminal wrongdoing and corruption of different government officials when previous Liberal Prime Minister JeanChretien was in office, forced the election. The report and other alleged scandals plagued the Liberal Party and Paul Martin throughout the campaign. As the new prime minister, Mr. Harper says his new government will also focus on reducing taxes, reform Canada's justice system, offer parents tax credits for child care, and reduce the time it takes to get surgery under Canada's public healthcare system.------------------------------------------------------
Sunday, January 22, 2006
FRANCE READY TO NUKE IRAN
2 PETER 3:3-12
3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming?(JESUS TO EARTH BODILY) for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. (6000 YRS OF HISTORY IS NOW)
9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us–ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise (NUCLEAR BLAST), and the elements shall melt with fervent heat(RADIATION), the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.(FIRE)
11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
Arabic news .com
France prepared to nuke Iran if it disobeys
Iran-UN, Politics, 1/21/2006
Inspectors from the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency will come to Iran in the next two days to continue the process of verifying Iranian nuclear program. A Tehran-based official told IRNA on Saturday that the upcoming visit to Iran of IAEA team indicates Iranian determination to work with the UN nuclear agency to verify the civilian nature of the national nuclear program.
Iran signed Additional Protocol to Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in 2003 to give "objective guarantee" to IAEA that Iranian nuclear program will not be deviated from civilian use. IAEA Charter specified the Additional Protocol to NPT as "objective guarantee" to ensure that nuclear programs of the member states are not be diverted to military purpose. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a press conference in Tehran last Saturday that Iranian nuclear program is in line with Safeguards Agreement of the IAEA.
"Cameras of the IAEA are installed on all Iranian nuclear sites, whereas none of the Western states allow the UN nuclear agency to monitor their nuclear activities," President Ahmadinejad said. The "unconventional" claims by French President Jacques Chirac on the use of nuclear arms under the pretext of preventing terrorism are 'unacceptable', said an Iranian Foreign Ministry official today. In a speech during a visit to northwestern France, where France's nuclear submarines are stationed, Chirac said on Thursday France would be ready to carry out a targeted nuclear strike against any pro-terrorist state.
The French president's remarks are seen to be directed at Iran if Iran defies those who are trying to force Iran to abandon its civil nuclear development rights. Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi said the French president had revealed the inherent intentions of nuclear powers in using this leverage for political games. Iran has asserted that this is exactly why the West, and others less vocal but with the same objective, seek to build nuclear weapons for themselves, but will not even allow civil nuclear development for Iran, in order to keep Iran weak and under the thumb of foreign powers, and to allow the West to be arrogant, and hypocritical about nuclear weapons.
It is not clear if the French president's statement are bringing to the surface an anti-Islamic colonialist European mentality, or that the remarks will be interpreted as such."Iran has more than the right to develop a peaceful nuclear program for energy," said Leonardo Alaeddin Clerici, a European Islamic philosopher, in an interview with IRNA. "As a European, I am ashamed of European governments' obscurantism. It's a kind of politics that don't help in developing a new era in international relationships," he said.Clerici, of Italian origin, is the head of the Brussels-based Instituto di Skriptura, an institute which seeks to promote Islamic intellectual, academic, cultural and political dialogue between the West and the Muslim world."Freedom of exchange of technology is essential for civilizations, and also for Europe.
The position of Iran is absolutely legitimate to develop its own energy and search for new energies," he said."I encourage Iran to develop energy for its own needs -- nuclear energy, solar energy, alternative energies. Everybody has the right to develop nuclear energy," he stressed. A member of the Majlis Presiding Board said today that the possibility of Iran's nuclear case being referred to the United Nations Security Council was "unlikely.
" Shahin Mohammad-Sadeqi told IRNA there was a very faint possibility of Iran being referred to the UNSC during an emergency session of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency in February."If Iran's case is sent to the Security Council, we will not lose our independence and dignity at all," he said.The Kazeroun MP added: "Regarding the nuclear issue, Iran can insist on its position of strenth. Those who oppose our use of peaceful nuclear energy only want to impose a monopoly" in this field.
Asked about the possible sanctions on Iran, he said: "Sanctions may not be within our interests, but one thing is sure: it will harm the West more than us." Referring to Russia's nuclear proposal to Iran, Mohammad-Sadeqi added, "We will accept the plan if it acknowledges Iran's right to have access to peaceful nuclear technology and to complete the nuclear fuel cycle." Meantime, Iranian Vice-President for Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Ahmad Mousavi said yesterday that Tehran will not give up its right to acquire nuclear technology and produce nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.