Vikram Sood’s analysis Fission for compliments (November 27) is incisive. But he has missed an important point. To cap its nuclear ambition, the US may do to Iran what it has done to Iraq. In its attempts to encircle China and secure its energy requirements, the US wants to have a friendly regime in Iran. If India signs the nuclear deal, it becomes party to the CTBT regime. Pakistan is willing to sign a similar treaty with China, which will bring Pakistan within the CTBT fold, too, leaving Iran isolated.
A useless summit
Apropos of Isaac Ben-Israel’s article Hope flickers, again (November 28), the Annapolis conference is ill-timed and has no agenda for discussion. Israeli obstacles and the fact that the Arab peace initiative will not be discussed guarantees its failure. A final comprehensive peace treaty between the Israelis and the Arabs has no support in the US Congress.
The Annapolis meeting joins a century-long line of jokes. Israel will sabotage any peace process, committing genocide and ethnic cleansing of an indigenous people, and illegally occupying their land. Israel never misses an opportunity to thumb its nose at the UN and the world that demand a just and amicable peace for the Palestinians.
Apropos of the report Sting operators can get hauled up for bribe (November 28), it is strange that out of the 11 MPs only one MP has been implicated by the police as advised by the Rajya Sabha Ethics Committee. Why has this committee been authorised to investigate into acts of corruption by our elected representatives? Isn’t it the duty of the police to initiate action and ensure that the guilty are booked? In fact, the investigations should have been completed and charge-sheet filed long ago. The police must take action without favour and restore the faith of the common man in the
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