Skip to comments.Iranian Alert - January 6, 2007 - Iran reformists slam government's nuke policy
Posted on 01/06/2007 10:15:27 AM PST by freedom44
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TEHERAN - Iranian reformist parliamentarians on Saturday blamed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejads government for failing to prevent United Nations sanctions.
The UN Security Council voted unanimously on Dec. 23 to impose sanctions on Irans trade in sensitive nuclear materials and technology in an attempt to stop uranium enrichment work that could produce material that could be used in bombs.
Reformist former President Mohammad Khatami suspended Irans nuclear work for more than two years in an effort to build confidence and avoid confrontation with the West, but resumed uranium enrichment in February last year.
The only way to pass the crisis is to build confidence ... but a holding Holocaust conference and financing the Hamas government creates mistrust and tension, Noureddin Pirmoazzen, the spokesman of parliaments reformist faction, told Reuters.
Pirmoazzen said that two UN resolutions against Iran in the first 18 months of the governments term in office showed the foreign ministry was incapable of looking after Irans national interests.
In a separate bid, reformist lawmakers also want Ahmadinejad to come to parliament to answer questions on his governments domestic and foreign policies. But there was little chance of the motion succeeding as it would need 72 lawmakers to sign it.Although some 150 lawmakers may have questions from Ahmadinejad, it does not mean that the same number of signatures can be collected to support the plan, Akbar Alami, the lawmaker who has launched the plan, told Reuters
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