Western and UN experts are expressing increasing doubt about the claims raised by the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) about Iran’s peaceful nuclear program, saying that the MKO merely wants to serve the neoconservative hawks in Washington.
David Albright, a former UN weapons inspector and director of the Institute for Science and International Security in Washington is one of them.
"I can no more trust their information," David Albright said.
"It is like a barrage they are throwing up, making all of these accusations. That highly enriched uranium came from Pakistan. That there are two enrichment projects that are active. That bomb designs came from AQ Khan. There is not a single bit of evidence that has been offered to back any of this," the website of the Habilian association quoted Albright as saying.
While the MKO provides a major share of the US and Western intelligence on Iran’s nuclear activities, Albright said that their claims now reflect "a political agenda."
Meantime, in his piece, Iran’s Nuclear Power Play, Dilip Hiro reveals how Tehran was able to secure nuclear, political and trade concessions from the Europeans in return for agreeing to temporarily suspend uranium enrichment.
Washington and its Western allies accuse Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian nuclear program, while they have never presented any corroborative evidence to substantiate their allegations. Iran denies the charges and insists that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only.
Tehran stresses that the country has always pursued a civilian path to provide power to the growing number of Iranian population, whose fossil fuel would eventually run dry.
Despite the rules enshrined in the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) entitling every member state, including Iran, to the right of uranium enrichment, Tehran is now under four rounds of UN Security Council sanctions for turning down West’s calls to give up its right of uranium enrichment.
Tehran has dismissed West’s demands as politically tainted and illogical, stressing that sanctions and pressures merely consolidate Iranians’ national resolve to continue the path.