27-Sep-2005

Sign Of Maturity

Says Indian Express. It does not bother with double-standards, going back on our words, or the merits of the case except to starkly say that Iran was cheating:
"That no one in the 35-member IAEA board of governors, barring Venezuela under the maverick leadership of Hugo Chavez, has voted with Iran suggests how isolated Tehran is on the nuclear issue. There was no reason for India to condone Iran’s cheating on its nuclear obligations; nor is there any shame in not jeopardising its own interest in nuclear cooperation with the international community for the sake of defending a regime that has been caught red-handed cheating on its nuclear obligations.

12 of the 35-members were sufficiently opposed to the resolution to abstain from voting including Russia and China. That's a lot less isolation than the editorial suggests.

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