IRANIAN PERSONALITIES ON THE ATOMIC CRISIS

Linked to our presentations of Mehdi Khanbaba-Tehrani – Iran and Akbar Ganji – Iran.

STATEMENT BY A GROUP OF IRANIAN PERSONALITIES ON THE ATOMIC CRISIS OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN, 20th February 2006

The concerns of the international community about the nuclear programs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the response by the Iranian regime to these concerns, have resulted in a tense and dangerous situation detrimental to stability and peace in the Middle East and far beyond.
We as concerned Iranians of diverse political outlooks and tendencies wish to express our common position on this vital international issue and plead for international understanding and backing of these positions.
1. We firmly believe in the inalienable right of the Iranian people to acquire and exploit nuclear technology and know-how for peaceful purposes.
2. We regard proliferation of nuclear weapons as a major threat to world peace, and support the international Non-Proliferation Treaty and other peaceful international initiatives for controlling the spread of nuclear weapons.
3. We regard nuclear weapons as weapons of mass destruction whose use are morally deplorable and legally indefensible, and support all international efforts towards nuclear disarmament and the elimination of all nuclear weapons.
4. We condemn the clandestine nuclear activities of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the past, and call for and support full transparency of Iran’s nuclear programs.
5. We are suspicious of the true aims of the Iranian regime in its nuclear program, and share the concerns of the international community in this regard. We are of the opinion that in the absence of a democratic system in Iran, and with the stated aims and intentions of the Islamic Republic, it is incapable of securing the trust of the international community in its nuclear program.
6. We are of the opinion that a halt in the enrichment program in Iran would not harm Iran’s capability in nuclear industry. Iran has a great pool of expertise and know-how in nuclear industry both inside and outside the country, and in a democratic Iran these could be called upon to work on a transparent nuclear program for peaceful purposes.
7. In these circumstances and in order to alleviate international concerns about Iran’s nuclear program, we support the call by the international community for a complete halt to the enrichment program in Iran in exchange for the supply of all necessary materials and technology for Iran’s nuclear power program.
8. We strongly oppose any military intervention in Iran and regard such action as detrimental to democracy in Iran and peace and security in the region, and plead with the world community to channel all its resources through the democratic Iranian opposition for change in Iran rather than act through military means.
9. We firmly believe that democratic change in Iran is the best guarantee for solving the international impasse over Iran’s nuclear program. We call on the international community to support the Iranian people’s campaign for democracy and human rights as a means to solve the nuclear program issue.

Signed by:

Rasul Abbasi, Political Activist
Shahla Abghari, Universtity Professor, USA
Siavash Abghari, Universtity Professor, USA
Ebrahim Ahanian, Political Activist, Sweden
Shahriar Ahi, Political Activist, USA
Feridoon Ahmadi, Political Activist, Germany
Hossein Alavi, Journalist, Germany
Ali Amini
Mohammad Amini, Writer and Political Activist, USA
Amir Amiri
Morteza Anvari, Political Analyst, USA
Mahin Arjomand, Political and Human Rights Activist
Houshang Aryanpour, Political Activist
Nasser Ashdjari, Niru Machine Company, Iran
Mirza Agha Asgari (Mani), Poet/Author, Germany
Aliakbar Azad, UK
Behroz Azad, Iran
Shayan Azad, Germany
Victoria Azad, Political Activist, Sweden
Shahriar Azadegan, Political Activist, Germany
Farzaneh Azimi, Student Political Activist, Austria
Fariborz Baghai Gzencologist, Germany
Hossein Bagher Zadeh, Writer and Human Rights Defender, UK
Danesh Bagherpour
Mohammad Barzanjah, Political Activist
Niloofar Beyzaie, Writer and Theatrical Director, Germany
Hamidreza Bourhani, Political Activist, Belgium
Reza Charand abi, Political Activist, Germany
Bina Darab Zand , Political Prisoner, Iran
Hassan Darvishpour, Political Activist, Germany
Mehrdad Darvishpour, Sociology Professor, Sweden
Samad Dedjban, Political Activist, Germany
Abdul-Sattar Doshoki, Political Activist, UK
Eghbam Eghbali, Germany
Seyf Ehdaie, University Professor, USA
Ali Etemadi, Political Analyst, Sweden
Hassan Etemadi, Political Activist
Farnaz Fari, Germany
Shahla Farid, Germany
Said Farzaneh, Political Activist, UK
Kourosh Farzin, Nuclear Physicist, Germany
Ali M. S. Fatemi, Professor Of Economics, France
Massoud Fathi, Political Activist
Aria Ghajar, Political Activist, Germany
Mohamadreza Ghanbari, Political Activist, Germany
Sam Ghand chi, Writer and Publihser, USA
Reza Goharzad, Journalist, USA
Yonas Hasanpour, Student Activist, Iran
Mehdi Hosseinzade, Student Political Activist, USA
Azadeh Irani, Writer and Human Rights, Activist, Switzerland
Sima Izad, Political Activist, Germany
Khanjan Jabalameli, Political Activist, Sweden
Alireza Jabbari, Writer and Translator
Behroz Javid Tehrani, Political Prisoner, Iran
Jahanshah Javid, Publisher Iranian.com, USA
Behzad Karimi, Political Activist
Bijan Karimi, University Professor, USA
Ebrahim Karimi, UK
Mohammad Karimi, Political Activist, Germany
Massoud Karimnia, Ecologist and Explorer, Germany
Samsum Kashfi, Poet, USA
Mehdi Khanbaba Tehrani, Political Activist, Germany
Mehdi Kharrazi, Political Activist, Austria
Hossein Khatibzadeh, Germany
Esmail Khoi, Writer and Poet, UK
Ali Khorramshahi, Digitalogic, Inc. USA
Hassan Kianzad, Political Activist
Kioumars Navidi, Political Activist, Germany
Mohsen Kordi, Journalist and Political Activist, Sweden
Darioush Madjlessi, Political Activist, Germany, Holland
Manochehr Maghssudnia, Political Activist, Germany
Asgar Mardani, Germany
Mehrdad Mashayekhi, Georgetown University Professor, USA
Nasser Maslehati, Germany
Hassan Massali, Political Activist, USA
Monir Mazlumi, Germany
Bijan Mehr, Political Activist, USA
Mehran Mirfakhrai, Political Activist
Ramin Moallem, Germany
Golmorad Moradi, Author and Researcher, Germany
Hodjat Narendji, Political Activist, Sweden
Kioumars Navidi, Political Activist, Germany
Arsen Nazarian
Najmeh Omidparvar, Weblogger
Iradj Oraji, Political Activist, Sweden
Babak Parham, Electrician, USA
Ramin Parham, Political Activist
Touradj Parsi, Sweden
Mohsen Partovi, Political Activist, Iran
Pejman Piran
Asal Pirzad, Political Activist, USA
Bijan Pirzad, Political Activist, USA
Mahmoud Rafi, Human Rights Defender, Germany
Kazem Ranjbar, Social Scientist, France
Mohammad Reza Nasab Abdollahi, Journalist and Political Activist, Iran
Kambiz Roosta, Political Activist, Germany
Fred Saberi, Political Activist, Sweden
Zia Sadr-Ol-Asharfi, Historian, France
Saeed Saee, Political Activist, Germany
Borsu Schekuhmand , Political Activist, Germany
Ali Seddighi, Writer and Jounalist, Norway
Rouhi Shafii, Author and Social Scientist
Gohar Shemirani
Abbas Shirazi, Economist, Germany
Habib Tabrizian, Political Activist, Sweden
Masoud Tabrizian, Political Activist, Sweden
Jamashid Taheripour, Political Activist, Germany
Keianosh Tavakkoli, Political Activist, Denmark
Mahmoud Tehrani, Political Activist
Mori Toosi, University Professor, USA
Mehdi Vaziri, Germany
Shahrokh Vaziri, Political Activist, Switzerland
Fareidoun Walipour, Political Activist, Germany
Mehdi Yousefi, USA
Hassan Zarezadeh Ardeshir, Human Rights and Political Activist
Akbar Zargar
Hamidreza Zarifnia, Student Political Activist, UK
Fathieh Zarkesh Yazdi, Peace Campaigner, UK
Hassan Zerehi, Writer and Publisher of Shahrvand, Canada

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