By: Kayhan Int’l Staff Writer
"Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones”, says an old English proverb, as a warning to arrogantly ignorant idiots whose provocations bring swift self-destruction.
Iran now is fully entitled to wreak vengeance on the fools who committed the unpardonable act of terrorism at its nuclear power plant on Sunday no sooner had the Islamic Republic marked the 15th anniversary of the National Nuclear Technology Day with an exhibition of 133 new innovations in this vital field.
All fingers point towards the archenemies of Iran and the Iranian people, including those trying to dupe the Islamic Republic again by dangling the bait of ‘indirect’ talks to rejoin the JCPOA.
Luckily, the cyber attack did not result in extensive damage or cause human casualties, though it destroyed some outdated centrifuges that are being replaced by advanced versions with ten times more speed and capability.
Anyway, the latest act of terrorism warrants swift retaliation and should make our negotiators think twice before continuing the useless talks with the Europeans in the vain hope that the US will end its economic terrorism.
In the words of Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman: "The appalling incident that took place in Natanz was the work of the Zionist regime, given what it was repeatedly saying before and what is still being heard from various sources these days.”
Saeed Khatibzadeh added "What happened in Natanz was (an act of) nuclear terrorism on the Islamic Republic of Iran’s soil. Iran reserves the right for response under the Article 51 of the UN Charter.”
Brave words indeed, but these should be followed by concrete action against the culprits who should be taught the lesson that their iron domes are nothing but mere cobwebs.
It is naïve to think that Israel carried out its latest cyber sabotage against Iran without the instructions of the US, or at least prior consultations with its godfather for a green signal.
The Americans have every reason to test Iran’s patience and resolve, especially since the much avowed vengeance for the innocent blood of Marty Qassim Soleimani continues to be delayed.
Another point to note is the possibility of Israeli moles in Iran amongst the inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), who have been allowed access to even sensitive sections of our nuclear facilities.
All these factors warrant concrete measures from Iran, not just at the nuclear facilities but in its response to the increasing acts of terrorism by its enemies in the region against Iranian interests.