The U.N. Security Council’s permanent members have finally reached an agreement regarding Syria's chemical weapons. The decision doesn't change anything considering that it doesn't frankly condemn the Syrian regime's usage of these weapons during its war on its people. The Syrian crisis cannot be summarized with the issue of chemical weapons. The same goes for Iran as its relation with the Arabs and the international community cannot be summarized with the issue of Iran's nuclear program.
The Iranian regime's desire is to limit negotiations over its nuclear program and make the world overlook all it has done in the region, beginning with Lebanon, Iraq, Syria and even in Yemen and Bahrain or any other Gulf country it can access for the sake of stirring sectarian tensions. The Iranian regime is also seeking to use the nuclear program to gain recognition of its regional role on the basis that Iran is also a regional superpower.
Syria’s chemical massacre
The problem with Iran is not in the nuclear program. The problem lies somewhere else. Is Iran a “normal” country that seeks to live safely next to its neighbors and to cooperate with them in all fields?Khairallah Khairallah
What's unfortunate is that this world did not realize the threat of these weapons until they feared that control over it may be lost and will thus be used against Israel. This is what Russian president Vladimir Putin noted in the article he published on Sept. 12 in the New York Times. The article came within the context of the public relations campaign which Putin used to prevent an American strike against the Syrian regime’s military sites.
What applies to Syrian chemical weapons applies to Iranian nuclear ones. There is no concern in the latter issue except from the point that Iran may one day produce nuclear weapons that may be used against Israel. There's no concern worth mentioning stating that the nuclear reactor at Bushehr may harm Arab countries in the Gulf in case a malfunction similar to that which struck Chernobyl's nuclear reactor occurs. Kuwait is no more than 300 kilometers away from Bushehr.