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How About An Oil Embargo On Iran?

The G8 meeting resulted in a message to Iran that it must cease developing a nuclear program that might result in development of atomic weapons. French President Nicolas Sarkozy, speaking for the group sent a message to Iran that unless there was significant improvement in discussions concerning atomic bomb development, “we will have to take decisions.” The G8 formal announcement said: “We sincerely hope that Iran will seize the opportunity to give diplomacy a chance to find a negotiated solution to the nuclear issue.”

There is a solution to the nuclear issue. Impose an oil embargo on Iran unless it comes to the bargaining table to enter into serious discussions. Ahmadinejad’s government could not survive a few months unless it had oil money to buy off important segments of Iranian society. Iran is not in the driver’s seat, it depends on money from selling oil. There is no need for further discussions, just cease purchasing Iranian oil.

G8 Summit To Emphasize Nuclear Energy

The upcoming summit meeting of G8 powers is expected to sharpen the focus on peaceful development of nuclear energy by supporting a dramatic expansion in the number of nuclear plants in order to respond to recent developments in the rise of oil. There is also a growing belief nuclear energy is a viable tool in confronting issues of global warming. As part of the new strategy, it is expected the International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA) will assume a more aggressive role in monitoring nuclear development all over the world.

The IAEA currently is struggling to persuade Iran to cooperate and allow it to monitor nuclear development activities within that nation. But, nuclear energy can only be one aspect of any global fight to deal with global warming. China and India are rapidly assuming a negative role in global emissions and must be persuaded to halt some of their habits of not controlling emissions. There is need for a comprehensive plan of action which includes both existing and potentially new developments which can break dependency on oil and make the world safer regarding global warming.