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Defend the NPT

The US and Europe are trampling over Iran's right to enrich uranium

By Alastair Crooke   June 2006

Other articles in the Prospect online symposium on the Iranian nuclear crisis:

Philip Gordon explains why the US is unlikely to bomb Iran Michael Rubin argues that diplomacy is not enough Mark Fitzpatrick examines Iran’s nuclear progress Nazenin Ansari suggests that the Iranian state may be susceptible to sanctions Esther Herman on her encounters with everyday Iranians

The struggle with Iran over nuclear issues is usually portrayed in the west as a reasonable effort to force Iran to comply with its international agreements. But the agreement at stake here, the non-proliferation treaty (NPT), is not as straightforward as it seems.…

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