Berlin, Aug 28, IRNA — German intellectuals on Saturday called for an end to US and Israeli military threats to Iran. They criticized the United States for orchestrating UN sanctions on Iran over nuclear program.
More than 40 prominent German personalities, among them politicians, lawyers, artists, publishers and journalists, urged the UN Security Council in a petition to deal with ongoing US and Israel threats against Iran, saying it was a ‘clear violation of the UN Charter.’
The intellectuals accused the US of wanting nothing less than Iran’s total surrender on the issue which they said was simply unacceptable.
The row over Iran’s nuclear program has become a matter of ‘national dignity’, the statement said.
The group reaffirmed the need for ‘serious and credible negotiations’ based on ‘the fact’ that Tehran was not even interested in having a military nuclear program.
The peace activists stressed that Iran could not ‘be forced’ to give up part of its rights under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), alluding to Tehran’s right to have uranium enrichment.