The five nuclear powers in the Security Council of the United Nations plus one, namely United States of America, Russia, China, France, United Kingdom, ( and Germany is the plus one), had a meeting, last week, with an Iranian delegation to reach some kind of accommodation, concerning Iran's activities in the nuclear field. They met, but achieved nothing of tangible values that both parties could brag about. Why so ? What is really the core issue between the two parties ?
The nuclear powers plus one accuse Iran of working to build a nuclear bomb. Iran insists that all its nuclear activities are geared for peaceful utilization of nuclear energy and being a sovereign nation, it has acted within that authority provided by being a sovereign nation. More important is the fact that there is no confidence, let alone trust, between Iran and the Western nuclear powers, namely United States, France, United Kingdom plus German. It boils down to the fact that the Western nuclear powers will continue doing everything at their disposal to prevent Iran from becoming a country with a nuclear bomb. That will serve Israel just fine, as long as the Western nuclear powers stay the course, even if it takes attacking Iran's nuclear facilities to prevent Iran from having a nuclear bomb and the rest of the countries of the world have to suffer because of the consequences of such an attack are so profoundly unpredictable on their economies.
* Iran should not build a nuclear bomb. So should not any other country in the globe. The human kind has already too many of them that can destroy the whole world ten times over. All it takes fools idiots, or mad persons to start pushing buttons for their cherished Armageddon to take place. Those who claim that such a thing will never be permitted to occur, they may change their mind after they read Michael Baigent's book entitled " RACING TOWARD ARMAGEDDON ".
* Before attempting to stop Iran from building a nuclear bomb, the five nuclear powers plus Germany should start destroying what they already have. If they do so by just having a practical and reasonable plan to get rid of all nuclear weapons in the world, then and only then their attempts to stop Iran or any other country from building a nuclear bomb will bear credence. Otherwise, their position on Iran cannot be described by anything positive and constructive at all. To put it bluntly it is really hypocrisy with distinction.
* After he retired from being president of the United States of America for eight great years, President Dwight Eisenhower was interviewed by former Republican Congressman Paul Findley of Illinois, one of the 50 states of the United States of America. During the interview, Findley asked Eisenhower about the nuclear weapons and Eisenhower responded by saying that nuclear weapons were/are useless except in one single objective: they act as deterrent. These are not the exact words President Eisenhower used, but close enough to convey to the readers the meaning of his response to the former Congressman Paul Findley. Eisenhower's response has a defining moment of the nuclear weapons what they actually are for all humanity to be aware of. Here is a General of Generals, and the only Five Stars General in the entire military history of the United States describes nuclear weapons as useless except they act as deterrent. No country needs to waste its energy, time and wealth to end-up having such a horrible deterrent. There are other ample ways to possess deterrence.
* If the nuclear powers of the world cannot overcome their hypocrisy, then they should not act so hypocritically whenever a country like Iran wants to have nuclear bombs like them.