The latest report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) once again accused Iran for trying to acquire a nuclear weapon. Although a military intervention is unlikely, the report will probably pave the way for enhancing the sanctions. Whether they really work, however,seems irrelevant for the international community at this point.
Last week domestic politics prevailed international politics all over again. US and Israel’s internal woes (occupywallstreet movement in US and political unstability in Israel) cornered the governments. In times like these, citizens are reminded why they need a government: security. While U.S. does that through international terrorism and the “axis of evil”, Israel often emphasizes Palestine issue. However, the most frequent excuse used by both countries is, by far, Iran’s nuclear program. The nuclear program that Iran is claimed to be for energy purposes, is most certainly not peaceful. Nonetheless, the way that the country is dealt with, should be deemed nothing more than the good old hypocrisy. Other countries acquiring a nuclear weapon were neither exposed to sanctions nor inspected by the IAEA.