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“Sanctions” is a peculiar word. The dictionary defines it as permissions, while the law categorizes it as referring to punishments for a lack of obedience. In either case, the U.S. presuming to enforce obedience from the people of Iran is, simply, presumptuous, albeit in keeping with the misionary and messianic tradition of exerting force in the name of an ideology.
That said, energy diversification is a good idea, since diversity is the guarantor of organic existence. So, the failure to credit the religious leaders’ commitment to peaceful energy development suggests bad faith on the part of the West.
The current head of the General Assembly of the UN is fully committed to setting up another Nuclear Weapons Free Zone, along with the five (?) that already exist. And, so far, both Iran and Egypt have agreed to participate. Israel is a hold-out probably because the leaders fear that, if they join up, the claim not to have nuclear weapons will be revealed as false by inspections. Of course, the inspection schedule can be such that, if there is something to remove, it can be done before the inspections commence.
It should be noted that the establishment of the Central Asian Nuclear Weapons Free Zone was long delayed because the U.S. kept arguing that it’s weapons-laden planes might not be permitted to transit such a zone. Eventually the CANWFZ was approved by the General Assembly, perhaps because it was finally agreed that toting them through the air was a bad idea after a plane load ended up in Texas by accident.