Lula’s Iran Triumph Comes at the Rightful Expense of the United States: La Republica, Peru
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This article from
Peru’s La Republica about the recent nuclear deal brokered by Brazil and
Turkey with Iran not only gives a sense of what a global megastar Brazil
President Lula has become, but it underscores the continuing enmity felt by
Latin Americans toward the United States and perceived U.S. double standards in
regard to Israel.
Republica, Nicolas Lynch writes in part:
For Brazil President Lula, the agreement reached last week among the leaders
of Brazil, Turkey and Iran to transfer half of Iran’s uranium to be enriched on
Turkish soil and then return it to Iran to use for peaceful purposes is a
triumph of the first order. To begin with, the agreement upends the U.S.
strategy of seeking to force Iran under – the threat of bombing – to stop its
nuclear program and then restart it under the terms of the great powers. On the
following day, however difficult, the U.S. obtained the commitment of France,
Germany, China and Russia on a draft agreement for what would be the fourth set
of U.N. Security Council sanctions on Iran – unless the country reaches a deal
with the major powers. But the world has already seen that another arrangement
with the Iranian regime is possible – one that differs from the way of the U.S.
The way the major powers have treated Iran, while guided by the laudable goal
of limiting the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, lacks legitimacy
due to the double standards they apply in the Middle East.
Lula’s initiative proves that mid-sized countries like Brazil, Turkey and
perhaps others like South Africa and India can bring fresh air to global
politics, presenting new initiatives for solving intractable age-old problems.
Beyond the doubts about his recent activity, the president of Iran pointed out
an essential issue: the lack of confidence in what the major powers can
accomplish – especially the United States. We Latin Americans, who have
experienced first hand for over a century being in the claws of the Yankee, know
that this isn’t a country upon which one can rely. Hence, these new actors may
be able to provide that missing confidence and offer a healthier path for global
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