Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Addressing the United Nations Is No Easy Task

Iranian President Ahmadinejad responds to criticism over nuclear energy. http://www.reuters.com/news/video/videoStory?videoId=67262&feedType=RSS After reading the transcripts of his speech, analyze what steps you would take as the United Nations Nuclear Inspectors. Do you think he is credible? Explain why using some of his quotes and/or other sources.

20 comments:

  1. The United Nations Nuclear Inspectors should investigate Iran for nuclear bombs aiming at Israel. He may be bluffing and does not want people to inspect Iran for nuclear bombs. He could also be telling this to distract people from some other plan. Even though he may be telling the truth, Iran should still be inspected for the safety of other people.

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  2. The French President, Nicolas Sarkozy said that, "Iran is entitiled to neulear powers, but if they allow Iran to aquire neuclear weapons, we would incur an unaccecptable risk." I think that he feels that the Government in Iran is not stable. The UN Security Conuncil is not sure how to react. Iranian President Ahmadinejad says that, "Previously they insisted on politicizing the Iranian nations nueclear case, but today,because of the resistance of the Iranian Nation, the issue is back to the agency, and I officially announce, that in our oppinion, the neuclear issue of Iran, is now closed, and has turned into an ordinary agency matter." Ahmadinejad is basically saying that his country is only using neuclear power for energy and sources other than for defence and weapons. I do not think he is credible, because the Middel East is in turmoil and in the midst of a war, and to obtain neuclear power, would give them an advantage. It would also put all other nations at risk becasue no one is for certain what they are using the power for. President Sarkozy had accused Iran of developing neuclear weapons, and he wants a third package of UN Sanctions to punish Iran, for its neuclear program. If I were part of the UN Neuclear Inspectors, I would go to Iran and see how the contry uses neuclear power. If they were using the neuclear power in negative ways for bombs or wapons of mass distruction, I would try to gain the support of other countries, to trun against Iran, and their use of the power.

    http://www.reuters.com/news/video/videoStory?videoId=67262&feedType=RSS

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  3. I would try to find out exactly how many bombs, and nuclear weapons he has in his country. What are his plans exactly for Israel, is the fight for oil over? I would not say he is credible, because he could be lying about the whole affair, and he could be planning for something much bigger. Like an attack on the United States perhaps. You can't just say something like, "Oh I am going to bomb your country, watch out.", then try to say "Don't worry we we're just kidding." Those people are going to take that as a big threat, and might possibly prepare for a nuclear attack. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said and I quote, " The nuclear issue of Iran Closed." Something like that cannot be closed just like that, the issue is going to keep coming up. Hopefully the issue will be over so Israel is not put off the map forever. If Israel is hit with an atomic missile, the other countries close to Israel will be hit as well. The US is in dire need of help, because almost every country hates us and we need to settle these arguments with these countries or America is going to be sunk either by a missile or financially sunk and we will be kissing the countries feet in order to get some oil which is the only reason we make deals with other countries.

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  4. The only reason Bush sent us to Irag was because he knew they had many weapons and his plan was for us to take them and make them better. The nuclear weapons Iraq had were much more powerful then ours. Of course Bush had to spend more money for our troops to be sent out there with bigger and better nuclear weapons. Prsident Ahmadinejad has been a offensive preseident ever since he has been elected. "Iranian officials responsible for handling the country's nuclear negotiations with the International Atomic Agency and European countries were lambasted for "acting weakly and being too docile to the wishes of the decadent Western powers". Much of critisim has been going on. "When he took office, Mr Ahmadinejad promised to raise the standard of living for the huge number of Iranians living in poverty. Many of the 17 million people who voted for him did so in the expectation that he would create jobs, curb inflation and alleviate poverty." So far he has not gone by his word and Iraq is slowly falling apart. The gap from rich and poor has shown no sign of narrowing. An important issue is the, "unreservedly and without much consideration" from the country's oil revenues special fund."


    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahmoud_Ahmadinejad

    news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6396873.stm - 51k

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  5. In my opinion, I don't think Iranian President Ahmadinejad is credible. He seems like his guard is up about the criticism over nuclear energy. If I were in the place of the United Nations Nuclear Inspectors, I would interview people who he works closely with to see what he is really planning. I get the feeling he secretely wants knowledge, resources and access to nuclear power to use it for violence and force against other nations. "Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took thinly veiled jabs at the United States, Israel, the United Nations and European powers here as he defended his country's ambitions to harness and use nuclear power in an address before nearly 200 world leaders."
    "Ahmadinejad spoke for a half hour at the UN General Assembly just hours after a speech by President George W. Bush, who has chided Iran for seeking nuclear power, saying the country's desires for such power are likely for defensive or offensive purposes, not to tap the atom for domestic energy supplies." "And he said the UN is too weak to resist actions by the dominant nations."

    source: http://www.newsday.com/news/local/newyork/ny-nyiran245855487sep24,0,7819622.story

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  6. After hearing Ahmadinejad's speech, the United Nations Nuclear Inspectors probably didn't know what to do. But after listening to it a second time and closely, I think that the inspectors should go to Iran and investigate what Ahmadinejad plans to do with the "closed" nuclear power issues. I think that Ahmadinejad made the statement of "...I officially announce, that in our opinion, the nuclear issue of Iran, is now closed, and has turned into an ordinary agency matter." because he wanted to turn tension away from his country and focus it somewhere else in the Middle East. I agree with Lupita about the fact that Ahmadinejad could be lying about the whole controversy to cover up a much larger operation. However, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said that, "Iran is entitled to nuclear powers..." This should further back up why the UN nuclear inspectors should investigate and regulate what Iran can do with nuclear power.

    source:http://www.reuters.com/news/video/videoStory?videoId=67262&feedType=RSS

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  7. I think that the UN should take a long hard look into nuclear weapons in Iran. If Iran were to fire a nuclear missile at Israel that shake the Middle East. I do not think he is credible at all, he is the same guys who doesn't recognize Israel as a real country. I think that the UN should definatly send some people in to inspect Israel.

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  8. If I was a United Nations Nuclear Inspector I would make sure to check how many nuclear bombs Mr. Ahmadinejad has in his country. I would make sure that Israel keeps a good eye on him because he can send a nuclear bomb into Israel and the whole country will go into pieces. Mr. Ahmadinejad said the nuclear issue of Iran is closed but I highly doubt it because I think he is just trying to play games with Israel to make peace but then in one sudden movement he is going to bomb the country into pieces. Personally I really don't like Mr. Ahmadinejad because he has the nerve to come into the United States when he said he will consider bombing a country if needed. The United States has to do a better job of not letting people like Mr. Ahmadinejad get into this powerhouse country. I do not think Mr. Ahmadinejad is credible at all, he sounds like he is playing games with everyone. So if you are a United Nations Nuclear Inspector, you have to really check Iran closely and their nuclear bombs.

    http://www.reuters.com/news/video/videoStory?videoId=67262&feedType=RSS

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  9. I agree with many of your postings about his trying to distract the UN Council; but does anyone think it is strange that a country so overflowing rich in oil, would NEED nuclear power plants, on the scale with which he says they do? And if that is the case, what is the true purpose for all the reserve oil he is keeping...could it be that he has designs to hold the oil up for public auction one day? "One barrel of oil for 1 million dollars...? Do I hear 2 million dollars? Sold!.. to the highest bidder...!"

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  10. If I were a United Nations Inspector, I would go to Iran and see what Ahmadinejad really wants to do with the nuclear problems. I would also want to know how many nuclear bombs he really has in his country. I think Ahmadinejad is deceiving and unpredictable. He should definitely think about his decisions long and hard. I do not think Mr. Ahmadinejad is credible because of the actions he is deciding to take. I agree with Vince, I think this might be his way of distracting us from bigger issues and they should inspect Iran anyway.

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  11. I believe that Ahmadinejad should be credible because he is the Iranian president and he is suppose to represent the the people of Iran. If I was the United Nations inspector, I would probably not believe Ahmadinejad, even though I said he was credible, because I still believe that Iran is corrupt and that the U.S. should do something about it. For example, to fix this problem I would talk to the Iranian President myself and debate with him how he should change the government to help his people. Also I would talk to him about tracking down and finding the terrorists in his country. If I could pull this off, then I believe that this problem in Iran would be solved. However, I can't and his policies are to problematic for the U.S. government. For example, President Ahmadinejad has changed almost all of his economic ministers, including oil, industry and economy, since coming to power in 2005. On April 2008, Davoud Danesh Jaafari who acted as minister of economy in President Ahmadinejad’s cabinet, harshly criticized Ahmadinejad’s economic policy: “During my time, there was no positive attitude towards previous experiences or experienced people and there was no plan for the future. Peripheral issues which were not of dire importance to the nation were given priority.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahmoud_Ahmadinejad

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  12. If I was a United Nations Nuclear Inspector I would try to find out how many weapons President Ahmadinejad has. I would also like to find out if they are used positively or negatively. In addition, I think it would be beneficial if the UN sent some people to Israel to inspect it and make sure everything will be okay. President Ahmadinejad has threatened Israel; he could just as easily do the same to Iran. He doesn’t seem very reliable and what he is saying could all be false. Ahmadinejad speaks out saying Israel "should be wiped from the face of the map, should be destroyed and should not exist." "Today, Iran is not in a position to show softness toward its enemies," said Ahmadinejad, but added that threats made against Iran's nuclear facilities amounted to only "psychological warfare." By him saying this, I feel it shows that he likes to play tricks and I think that shows how he could not be honest. I agree with Lupita about Ahmadinejad how he shouldn’t be credible because he could be lying about the whole controversy to cover up a much larger operation.



    http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE48P6C820080926

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  13. So Jessica, I had to Moderate your comments because of one of the words you used.. be careful with spelling and slang terms.

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  14. While I don't believe President Ahmadinejad is credible, I dislike the fact that the UN policies nations. I understand that knowing if Iran had weapons would be better than not knowing, but who are we to say what one nation can have and what another can not. It seems extremely unfair. Also if Iran does have weapons, whose job is it to have them disarm? The job will fall to the United States and we have enough problems at the moment.

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  15. If I were a United Nations nuclear inspector i would first find out if this is accurate information that Iran has nuclear weapons then i would like to find out how much weapons does Iran really have. I think that President Ahmadinejad is not at all reliable for the reason being that his speeches relating to removing countries or destroying them could be a serious issue if he had nuclear weapons. He could easily just start a war with the weapons that he has.

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  16. If i were the United Nations Nuclera Inspector I would definitely want to inspect Iran for nuclear weapons to ensure safety that there nuclear weapons, if any, are not opposing dangers to surrounding nations especially Isreal. I don't think that President Ahmadinejad is credible, I agree with others that it could just be a cover up for something bigger, or even just lyring to scare others.

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  17. If I was part of the United Nations Nuclear Inspectors, I would keep a close eye on Ahmadinejad and his nuclear program. Just because he says that “The nuclear issue in Iran is ‘now closed’”, doesn’t mean that necessarily that he is stopping the program. He could potentially make weapons with the uranium they are enriching for “peaceful powerful generation”. Usually peace and power do not run in the same sentence. There needs to be a balance of power, otherwise alliances will be made all over again, against Iran if it does becomes a threat. Ahmadinejad doesn’t seem to be a credible source and others believe so as well. An official from Washington said, “[it is] safe to say he is the only one who thinks the file on Iran's nuclear weapons program is closed." Being closed doesn’t do anything, because anything can happen in the world, it is a massive place where nearly anything is possible, which is a blessing, but also a fault. In his speech he kept on repeatedly saying that human rights are being violated often in other countries, but it’s not as though he is free from blame. He is the man who was anti-Semitic toward those in Israel, causing a rise among officials. Foreign Minister of Germany said,” The blatant anti-Semitism of his speech this year was intolerable and demands our mutual condemnation”. Ahmadinejad was also the man who wanted to wipe Israel off the map. I really don’t think we should trust a word he is saying because he is not a man to be trusted. He is an anti-Semitic liar who may or may not be developing nuclear weapons to attack other countries. He seems as though he is putting down other countries, such as our own to cover up his own actions. If Iran does indeed created nuclear weapons, war will ensue to make them not use them, and perhaps another Cold War will happen again. Lines will be drawn until one side cracks to use their destructive weapons first in attempt to scare the other side. I really hope that doesn’t happen.

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/09/25/un.iran/index.html?iref=newssearch

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  18. If I was the UN Nuclear Inspectors, I would be extremely suspicious of Ahmadinejad. I think an inspection of Iran is necessary for the safety of many other countries. Although he believes "the nuclear issue of Iran is closed", he seems to just be trying to defer attention away from himself. I also don't think any man who believes that gay people "do not exist in Iran", is not very credible.

    http://www.reuters.com/news/video/videoStory?videoId=67262&feedType=RSS

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  19. Nicolas Sarkozy says, "Iran is entitled to nuclear powers, but if they allow Iran to acquire nuclear weapons, we would incur an unacceptable risk." Sarkozy is afraid that if Iran has nuclear weapons that there is more risk of getting bombed, etc. Ahmadinejad responded to this criticism by telling everyone that the neuclear issue in Iraq is taken care of, "now closed". I do not think Ahmadinejad is credible; just because he says that all of the nuclear weapons in Iraq are gone or under control doesn't mean their not going to pull them out when they feel threatened. The Middle East is not in a good place right now and for them to have nuclear weapons on their side is a huge advantage. Ahmadinejad needs to be watched carefully.

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  20. At the United Nations meeting, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke about America and its allies being “bullies” and the “American empire in the world is reaching the end of its road, and its next rulers must limit their interference to their own borders.” Ahmadinejad mentioned how his country’s nuclear program was peaceful and they were following orders from the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency). However, the IAEA did not agree with that statement. In addition, Ahmadeinejad made what was viewed as anti-Semitic comments. Israeli President Shimon Peres said “This is the first time in the history of the United Nations that the head of a state is appearing openly and publicly with the ugly and dark accusations of the 'Protocols of the Elders of Zion.’” Given his previous words about wanting to wipe out Israel off the map, and everything said at the UN meeting, I don’t think he’s credible. If I was the United Nations Inspectors, it would be a difficult decision to make. If I wanted to allow the Iranians to continue a nuclear program at all, I would first do everything I could peacefully to get Iran to follow the IAEA’s orders. Then, if that didn’t work, force would have to be used.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE48N0H720080924?sp=true

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