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Menendez Wrong About Iran Sanctions

Menendez Wrong About Iran Sanctions
BY MURRAY SABRIN
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

(Regarding "Menendez wants new Iran sanctions" (Page A-5 in The Record, Dec. 3)

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., recently said he wants new economic sanctions imposed on Iran. Menendez asserts that the sanctions are necessary to force Iran to halt its pursuit of nuclear weapons.

However, as longtime foreign affairs correspondent Eric Margolis wrote in a recent column, "In a major concession, last summer Iran converted or diluted 200 kilograms of uranium enriched to 20 percent, rendering it unusable for any potential further enrichment into nuclear weapons fuel. The International Atomic Energy Agency certified this procedure. The balance of Iran's uranium stockpile is at 5 percent — adequate for energy production but not for weapons. Half its 20,000 centrifuges used to enrich uranium are shut down. U.N. inspectors or cameras closely watch Iranian nuclear installations — not to mention American and Israeli satellites."

Moreover, with its oil reserves declining, Iran wants to develop its nuclear power industry for future generations. And every nation is guaranteed under the U.N. Charter to develop nuclear power as long as it is for peaceful purposes.

Yet for years, American and Israeli officials have told us that Iran is on the verge of developing a nuclear weapon. But U.N. inspectors have not found any violations for more than a decade. In addition, U.S. intelligence has repeatedly stated that Iran has no nuclear weapons.

So why are Menendez and the rest of the neoconservative cabal in Washington determined to impose more draconian sanctions on Iran despite the lack of evidence that the Islamic Republic is developing nuclear weapons?

The American people must hold accountable the Washington politicians who are creating a climate of fear and war-mongering that could lead to the deaths of thousands of Iranians and American soldiers.

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Murray Sabrin, Ph.D., is Professor of Finance at Ramapo College

 

Why Does Gov. Christie Love Canada So Much?

Why Does Gov. Christie Love Canada So Much?
BY KEVIN ROBERTS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

GOV CHRISTIE: NORTH AMERICAN PARTNERSHIPS OUR “FIRST THOUGHT” NOT AN AFTERTHOUGHT – Governor Christie will travel to Canada on December 4th and 5th to pr...

N.J.'s Rush Holt Reacts to U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change

N.J.'s Rush Holt Reacts to U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change
BY CHRIS GASTON
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Washington, D.C. – This morning, President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced from Beijing that the U.S. and China have agreed to carbon p...

Hold the Sugar! Exposing the Sugar Content of popular Beverages

Hold the Sugar! Exposing the Sugar Content of popular Beverages
BY PASHA GUREVICH
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Ever wonder how much sugar a typical Grande White Chocolate Mocha from Starbucks has?

Or even a seemingly healthy Manga-A-Go-Go smoothie from Jamba Juic...

Depressing Report: Earth Has Lost Half its Animals

Depressing Report: Earth Has Lost Half its Animals
BY MICHELE S. BYERS
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NEW JERSEY CONSRVATION FOUNDATION

A new report on the state of the Earth’s animals is “not for the faint-hearted,” according to the World Wildlife Fund.

They’re no...

Lesniak Leads ‘International March For Elephants’ In Nation’s Capital

Lesniak Leads ‘International March For Elephants’ In Nation’s Capital
BY RICHARD McGRATH
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Raymond Lesniak, who authored the first state law in the country banning the importation and sale of ivory products,  ...

Beer vs Wine: Vatican & Czechs Are Still The Heaviest Drinkers

Beer vs Wine: Vatican & Czechs Are Still The Heaviest Drinkers
BY ALEX HILLSBERG
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Do you know which country drinks the most wine in the world? You’ll be surprised, it’s actually the Vatican! People there drank almost 74 litres of win...

WANTED: NJ Wedding Crashers

WANTED: NJ Wedding Crashers
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The “Wedding Crashers” movie came to life in Ocean Township last weekend.

Three juveniles crashed a wedding in Wanamassa on Saturday.

According to WTXF, three unknown male...

Keeping the Port Authority Accountable: Transparency Act Advances

Keeping the Port Authority Accountable: Transparency Act Advances
BY TRISH GRABER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Bob Gordon and Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg to impose comprehensive transparency and accountability...

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