ACDN - Action of Citizens for Nuclear Disarmament
logo ACDN banniere ACDNVisiter ACDN
Accueil-Home ACDN Contact ACDN Consulter le plan du site - SiteMap Other Version
vous etes ici Homepage > News > News Articles > The solution exists, it just has to be seized!
ACDN, What is it ?

News
Communiqués
External sources
Letters from ACDN
News Articles

Actions
2nd RID-NBC
3rd RID-NBC
Campaign "The Very Last Atom!"
Gathering for a Livable World

Petitions

Correspondance
International

Medias

Background papers

EUROPE

French Elections
News of the Presidential Campaign

The Iran Nuclear Crisis
The solution exists, it just has to be seized!
Will the servants of the Almighty and all-nuclear seize it?


Published 18 February 2006

An Iranian economist, Hadi Zamani, explains and sets it out, with supporting statistics: Iran does not have to turn to nuclear plants for her energy needs, not today and not in the long term.

However, Iran does need to double her electricity production in the next 15 years - if we assume an annual growth in consumption of the order of 6%. The current regime plans to meet this, in 2021, with 10% coming from nuclear plants. This is its justification for the development of an industry which is still embryonic. For the moment, Iran has no reactor - except for the one at Busher where construction has barely begun. The Iranians therefore have no problem of “phasing out nuclear technology”. Aren’t they lucky! Their "problem" is not phasing it in.

The solution to the present crisis is simple and obvious: Iran just has to renounce nuclear technology, both non-military and military, and invest in energy savings and especially in the development of renewable forms of energy (these cost very little once in place, and cause no pollution or virtually): hydroelectricity (a doubling of output is planned), but also solar, wind, geothermal, and energy from waves or currents (in the Caspian or the Persian Gulf).

Thus Iran could:

1°) prove without possible debate that she is not seeking to obtain nuclear technology and nuclear materials for military purposes;

2°) satisfy her energy needs while preparing for the distant phasing-out of gas and oil;

3°) avoid adding the risk of a nuclear catastrophe to the seismic risks which she already faces;

4°) magically annihilate the insoluble problem of nuclear waste, which the nations providing nuclear technology are struggling with in vain;

5°) avoid all kinds of sanctions and benefit instead from international aid and unrestricted commercial exchanges;

6°) be in the global vanguard of
- the renunciation of nuclearism
- the development of renewable energies
- the struggle against the greenhouse effect
- the struggle against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and for nuclear disarmament.

With the strength of this exemplary chosen renunciation, Iran could then:

-  insist on the implementation of the UN resolutions for a nuclear-free Middle East, including a denuclearized Israel (on the proviso that the Iranian leaders renounce the wish for the Hebrew state to disappear and commit themselves with Israel and the other regional states, including the Palestinian state which must be created and recognized, to reciprocal security guarantees);

- insist that the nuclear powers, who today claim they can impose their unilateral rules on Iran, should begin by honouring their own obligations and should renounce their nuclear weapons (article VI of the NPT) ;

-  play a major role internationally, as a champion of a denuclearized world, for example by proposing a reform of the NPT (article IV) replacing the right to nuclear energy with the right to renewable energy and sustainable development, a right to be supported by the creation of a UN agency for the renewable energy and sustainable development which Iran would be one of the first to benefit from.

But what to the Iranian people want? What do the ayatollahs want? What does Allah want? ...What do the leaders of the nuclear powers want? And what is the wish of the citizens of these “democratic” nations who are never consulted on these matters?

Is it peace and shared prosperity, or domination and war?

The world is at a crossroad. The “Iran Nuclear Crisis” can be the opportunity to choose the path leading to a nuclear-free world - free from nuclear power and nuclear arms. A world reconciled with the Planet and with future generations.

Allah is great and merciful, it seems. This is moment for Him to show these qualities by inspiring his servants with the choice of wisdom. God and Jehovah could do the same - we would not blame them if they did.

But whatever inspires the parties in this crisis, will there be on either side some wise heads sufficiently influential to make simple good sense prevail over the sordid interests of the power-merchants? Such wise heads and the support they receive from public opinion can make the “Iran Nuclear Crisis” result in a radiant future (well, not radiant, but not irradiated either), or else it could trigger a slide into confrontations and wars which will not end - unless humanity itself ends.

For ACDN,

Jean-Marie Matagne, 18 February 2006


More on this issue: Letter to H.E. the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Paris


L'argent est le nerf de la paix ! ACDN vous remercie de lui faire un DON

Other versions
print Printable version
pdfPDF Version


Share through social networks

Also in this section

France’s new president planning to sell nuclear power plants to Algeria
Abraham Serfaty has died - and Mordechai Vanunu is still trapped in Israel
Cardinal Lustiger, the Church in France, and the Atom Bomb
Don’t panic: we are in good hands.
Vanunu and the question of nuclear weapons lie at the heart of the problems in the Middle-East
"Nicolas Hulot’s resignation is an invitation to change our objectives."
2011 World Conference against A & H Bombs: Final Declaration of the International Meeting
A Time for Boldness
Good Wishes and Good Proposals for 2013
Iran and the Bomb

navigation motscles

Civilian and millitary nuclearism
Should we scrap the NPT and dismantle the IAEA?
Mohamed ElBaradei - Nobel Lecture
IRAN : No proliferation! No war!
France is going to change her method of enriching uranium
Iran reaffirms that it has no intention of obtaining nuclear weapons.
DECLARATION of the Mediterranean No Nuclear Neighbourhood - MN3
ADDRESS to the 2nd RHODES ANTINUCLEAR FESTIVAL
On Indo-US Nuke Deal
Nobel Peace Prize award to Mohammed El-Baradei and the IAEA
The Nuclear Issue: Disarm and Live
IRAN
WHO IS LYING? AND FEEDING DISINFORMATION? WHO IS OPPRESSING WHOM?
Report on Iran’s Nuclear Programme Sent to UN Security Council
No to civil and military nuclearism!
Tehran triangle: Russia, U.S. and nuclear power
Letter to Iran’s ambassador in Paris
The military’s problem with the President’s Iran policy.
Security Council tightens restrictions on Iran’s proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities
April 6, 2007 : How the worst was perhaps averted
Leading Americans Ask U.S. Military to Refuse Orders to Attack Iran
The fallout from an attack on Iran would be devastating
Nuclear disarmament
Letter to President Obama
Five questions for Alain Juppé, the new French Defense Minister
Alain Juppé, the Minister of Defense, replies to the president of ACDN
A Farewell to Nuclear Arms
A World Free of Nuclear Weapons
British Foreign Minister calls for work to begin on a nuclear-weapon-free world
Open Letter to the French socialist candidates and leaders
French National Campaign: THE VERY LAST ATOM!
Africa for Peace and Nuclear Disarmament
Speech at the Chamber of Commerce in Delhi
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
US-India Nuclear Deal
2nd Rally for International Disarmament - Nuclear, Biological and Chemical
Time For Clear Public Understanding of Iranian Threat
The second nuclear age
Letter from ACDN to François Rivasseau, Permanent representative of France in the Conference on Desarmament
IRANIAN PLEA
50 years of French nuclear weapons, 50 years too many!
Democratic Nominee Barack Obama on Arms Control
Translation of the reply of France’s Ambassador to ACDN
Nuclear power plants
Will France be caught with its plants down?
Nuclear Power and the Probability of Severe Accidents
Nuclear is not the Answer
Implications of the US-India nuclear deal and the task for the peace movement
A Blow to Nuclear Power in Chicago
THE CRISIS IS NOT RESOLVING ITSELF
The four-handed game of French nuclear policy
proliferation
Ban Ki-moon address at NPT Review Conference
Nuclear Clouds Gather Over Asia
Worldwide nuclear disarmament is the only response to anarchic proliferation
European Parliament resolution on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction: A role for the European Parliament (2005/2139(INI))
Secret sale of UK plutonium to Israel
Israelis consider attack on Iran
PARLIAMENTARIANS AND CIVIL SOCIETY APPEAL ON IRAN AND NUCLEAR WEAPONS
In full: Brown’s nuclear speech
Neither Bush nor Blair is in a position to take a high moral line on Iran’s nuclear programme
They All Urge for Abolishing Nuclear Weapons
Renewable energy
The team of "Energy Challenge" made landfall at Sainte Anne de la Martinique
World Renewable Energy Assembly (WREA) 2005 calls for Human Right to Renewable Energy
The world can be powered by alternative energy, using today’s technology, in 20-40 years
War
Calling for a cease-fire
Our Troops Must Leave Iraq
No to War, No to NATO!
UK radiation jump blamed on Iraq shells. Europe contaminated?
Gaza War Crimes: Israeli Government Contradicts its Own "Self-Defense" Argument
DECLARATION of the "Nuclear Phasing Out" French Network on the Current "Iranian Crisis"
US Economy: Rudderless and Reeling From Direct Hits
Bush doesn’t want detente. He wants to attack Iran
President Sarkozy is ready to support the "bombing of Iran"...
Open Letter on NATO Missile Defense Plans and Increased Risk of Nuclear War

visites :  881872

Home | Contact | Site Map | Admin |

Site powered by SPIP
design et fonction Easter-Eggs