Letter To UN Secretary General
By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
21 September, 2006
I feel that that a serious conspiracy, led by the USA, the UK and Israel,
is in the making against Iran. Twisting IAEA reports for misleading
the world is not a new thing for either the Bush or the Blair administration.
A recently circulated (August 23) U.S. Congressional committee dossier
on Iran was so erroneous and dishonest that on September 14, 2006, even
the IAEA chief, Dr. AlBaradei had to protest complaining about serious
distortions of the IAEA findings on Iran’s activity.
The UN is supposed to be
a forum for honest and open debate, and not of deceit and victimization
of the weak. Yet, as you well know how Colin Powell, then Secretary
of State of the USA, lied in the UN, misleading everyone into believing
that Iraq had WMDs and how Saddam Hossein was a threat to world peace.
To this day, none of those accusations have been found to be true. Unfortunately,
those false accusations were used as justifications by the veto-wielding
powers – the USA and the UK - for invading Iraq (a member of the
UNO). The illegal war has led to the killings of a quarter million innocent
Iraqis, destruction of the entire infrastructure and looting of treasures
of humanity, let alone the despicable and criminal conducts in the prisons
of Abu Ghraib and the killing fields of Fallujah. As you have recently
pointed out, their strategy is sliding Iraq towards a break-down in
the midst of a ‘full-scale’ civil war. We simply cannot
let a repeat of such an iniquitous ploy with Iran.
Iran is not a threat to any
country. In her 27-year existence in the post-1979 era, she has not
invaded any country -- something that cannot be said of Israel, the
USA and the UK. So, the current maneuverings at the UN by the representatives
of these countries against Iran simply unmask their evil design for
the region – more wars, regime changes and monumental suffering
of the people.
Israel has been epitomizing the concepts of racial discrimination, state
terrorism and collective punishment since 1948. She has been a destabilizing
force in the Middle East. She has repeatedly violated international
laws and ignored scores of the UN Resolutions.
Iran is a signatory of the NPT while Israel is not. Israel is also known
to possess an arsenal of up to several hundred nuclear warheads and
associated delivery systems. In its recent invasion of Lebanon, she
has used cluster bombs and phosphorus against civilian targets, actions
that constitute war crimes. Yet, no punitive action has been taken against
Iran wants peace and considers
the use of nuclear weapons forbidden. Iran’s pursuit of nuclear
technology for peaceful use does not violate the NPT and must be accepted
as such. It would be utterly stupid and criminally insane to punish
her for what she does not possess.
It is UN’s credibility
that is at stake today. It must take a stand against the conspiracy
against Iran. UN’s failure to do so would be cataclysmic.
The UN must provide the moral
leadership in resolving the crisis peacefully and should not let itself
be either bullied by or held as a hostage in the hands of lying, dishonest,
hypocritical and yet, powerful world leaders who care nothing about
the suffering of innocent human beings.
Dr. Habib Siddiqui
(anti-war and human rights activist)
September 19, 2006