Letters to the Editor

Pursuit of nuclear weapons

There are six U.N. Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs) pertaining to North Korea’s pursuit in having nuclear weapons. North Korea now claims it has nuclear weapons, however that claim cannot be substantiated.

With Iran there are six UNSCRs pertinent to Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons: 1696, 1737, 1747, 1803, 1835 and 1929.

What is the differences between North Korea and Iran? Iran is a Islamic state, like ISIS, seeking to create a caliphate. Through Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s anti-Semitic statements, the denial of the Holocaust and particularly his statement: “Our dear Imam (Ayatollah Khomeini) said that the occupying regime (Israel) must be wiped off the map and this was a very wise statement.” Israel is more than a little concerned about Iran acquiring nuclear weapons, they’re fighting for their existence.

Letter writer Frankie Seaberry hasn’t read any of the UNSCRs on Iran, otherwise she wouldn’t have stated, “Isn’t it natural for Iran to want protection from nearby countries that already have nuclear weapons.”

Because of the UNSCRs, why is it necessary for Obama to negotiate with Iran separately? Secondly, why is it necessary for Obama to circumvent Congress, the representation of the American people, and strike a deal counter or redundant to the UNSCRs already in place?

War will happen because Iran fails to comply to U.N. demands, not letter writer Leon Anderson’s.

Russell C. Fette

Collinsville

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