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From Press TV:
Blix: West approach to Iran ‘hypocritical’
Wed, 14 May 2008 17:53:20
Former UN weapons inspector Hans Blix hammers world powers for their ‘hypocritical’ approach to the Islamic Republic’s nuclear issue.
In a recent interview with Channel Four News, Blix said the West’s approach to Tehran’s nuclear standoff is in marked contrast to that of North Korea.
“The North Koreans have been offered guarantees against any attacks from outside, the Iranians have not been offered this as far as we know, nor have they been offered diplomatic relations which the North Koreans have been,” said the former IAEA chief.
“When you see talks now with the North Korean and the Iranian, they sit there and are told by the US and other, who retain all these weapons, you should not have all these nuclear weapons, that it is a danger for you, it is not a danger for us, it is for the safety of the world that is very hypocritical,” Blix affirmed.
Well, duh, Hans. Iran is in a critical strategic position, unlike North Korea. Iran controls substantial oil and natural gas reserves, unlike North Korea. Iran is surrounded on all sides by American military assets, unlike North Korea. And perhaps most importantly, Iran doesn’t share borders with China or Russia, as North Korea does.
Besides, Kim Jong-Il has SHARKS, Hans, or don’t you remember?