The War Drums are beating loudly by Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad + Mahathir warns warmongers over Iran + Elbaradei’s report confirms Tehran’s co-op with IAEA

by Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad
Global Research, November 17, 2007
Perdana Global Peace Organisation

Another murderous war, this time against another hapless country, Iran

PRESS RELEASE

TUN DR. MAHATHIR MOHAMAD

After the devastation in Iraq where more than a million Iraqi citizens have been killed, millions displaced as refugees in neighbouring countries, and the barbarity committed in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay, one would have thought that war as an option to resolve international disputes would be rejected except as a last resort or in self-defence.

But war drums are beating loudly again and young men and women are being trained to wage another murderous war, this time against another hapless country, Iran. The alleged crime, for which the world’s citizens are called in to support, is that Iran is producing nuclear weapons.

They lied regarding the WMD in Iraq.

Now, despite statements by the IAEA that there is no evidence of Iran embarking on any nuclear weapons programme, the war mongering nations are once again claiming otherwise and demanding this to be an excuse for war. Clearly they are lying again. Once again they want an excuse for going against another oil rich country which is also a Muslim country.

Israel has now called for the dismissal of El Baradei for reporting the truth about the current state of affairs in Iran. Britain’s Prime Minister has however issued a statement that Britain would support and lead in the war against Iran. President Bush and Vice-President Cheney are equally, if not more belligerent in calling for a war against Iran.

War is mass murder.

It is uncivilised. Is the world going back to the age when disputes for honour were settled by duels in which the more proficient with weapons always had the upper hand? Are we to condone the mass killings of innocent civilians because of the folly and blood lust of their government leaders as was the case in World War I and World War II?

Let us not repeat a century of killings and mass murder by WMDs with another century of mass murders and the killings of the innocent.

Peace and peaceful resolutions of disputes must prevail.

I therefore call upon all world leaders, secular and religious, to join me in this global effort to condemn wars and to promote the peaceful resolution of the present US / Iran dispute and all future international disputes.

God willing our efforts will succeed.

DR. MAHATHIR MOHAMAD

KUALA LUMPUR

16TH NOVEMBER 2007

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Mahathir warns warmongers over Iran

Global Research, November 17, 2007
Press TV – 2007-11-16

Malaysia’s former Premier Mahathir Mohamad slams nations trying to wage war on Iran, saying they want to get control of its oil resources.

Despite the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report that there is no evidence of Iran embarking on any nuclear weapons program, these countries claim otherwise, seeking an excuse for war, he said Friday according to Bernama.

“They lied regarding the weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq. Clearly, they are lying now. Once again they want an excuse for going against another oil-rich country which is also a Muslim country.”

“Israel has now called for the dismissal of (IAEA chief Mohamed) ElBaradei for reporting the truth about the current state of affairs in Iran. Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown has issued a statement that Britain would support and lead in the war against Iran.

“(US) President (George W.) Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney are equally, if not more, belligerent in calling for war against Iran,” Mahathir said in a statement.

He said that after the devastation in Iraq where more than a million Iraqi citizens had been killed, millions displaced in neighboring countries and the barbarity committed in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay, one would have thought that war as an option to resolve international disputes would be rejected except as a last resort or in self-defense.

“The war drums are beating loudly again and young men and women are being trained to wage another murderous war, this time against Iran. The alleged crime, for which the world’s citizens are called in to support, is that Iran is producing nuclear weapons.

“It is uncivilized. Is the world going back to the age when disputes for honor were settled by duels in which the more proficient with weapons always have the upper hand?”

“Are we to condone the mass killing of innocent civilians because of the folly and bloodlust of their government leaders as was the case in World War I and World War II?

“Let us not repeat a century of killings and mass murder by WMDs with another century of mass murder and killing of the innocent. Peace and peaceful resolutions of disputes must prevail.

“I therefore call upon all world leaders, secular and religious, to join me in this global effort to condemn wars and to promote the peaceful resolution of the present US/Iran dispute and all future international disputes,” he said.

The ‘positive’ report released by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Thursday found Iran to be ‘truthful’ about key aspects of its nuclear history.
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Elbaradei’s report confirms Tehran’s co-op with IAEA

Global Research, November 17, 2007
Chinaview.cn – 2007-11-16

Elbaradei’s report confirms Tehran’s co-op with IAEA
http://www.chinaview.cn 2007-11-16 08:09:36

Special Report: Iran Nuclear Crisis

VIENNA, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) — Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohamed ElBaradei said on Thursday in his latest report on Iran nuclear program that Tehran’s cooperation with IAEA was “sufficient.”

The nine-page report, circulated in the 35-nation Board of Governors of IAEA since Thursday, acknowledged that “Iran’s current nuclear program is diminishing.” However, the agency still could not allege the scope and nature of Iran’s nuclear program.

The report said that Iran provided “sufficient” cooperation to the agency to clarify its open issues related to uranium enrichment activities, and Iran’s declared material and information on its development of centrifuges also accorded with the finding of IAEA,

But the report also pointed out that until now, contrary to the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council, Iran still did not suspend its uranium enrichment related activities.

Besides about 3000 working centrifuges, Iran had begun to test new type and modern centrifuges, which would accelerate the process of uranium enrichment, the report added.

According to available information, IAEA still could not allege the initial scope and nature of Iran’s nuclear program, said the report.

Elbaradei also indicated in the report that Iran’s cooperation was “reactive rather than proactive.” He said Iran’s “active cooperation and full transparency are indispensable.”

He also urged Iran to take actions to help the agency to supervise its nuclear related activities and clarify all open issues relevant to its nuclear program.

The IAEA’s 35-nation Board of Governors will discuss the reportat its forthcoming meetings in Vienna beginning on Nov. 22.

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