美國駐聯合國大使博爾頓想到一個天才的答案：``In the context of the NPT, India and Pakistan had never signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty and therefore they weren't in violation of it by having nuclear programs, in contrast with Iran that is a state party to the Non-Proliferation Treaty and that's violating its obligations.'' 原來是這樣，印度和巴基斯坦的核武計劃都是 in a `legitimate' fashion，因為佢地從來都冇承認過規矩，而伊朗因為聲稱要守規矩，依家你美國就有理由話佢唔守規矩，抵罰。
^Associated Press Writer=
UNITED NATIONS (AP) _ Nuclear powers India and Pakistan attained
that status in a ``legitimate'' fashion because neither country
signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, U.S. Ambassador John
Bolton said Thursday.
By contrast, Iran, under international scrutiny for what some see
as its drive to obtain nuclear weapons, has no right to do so as it
signed the NPT in 1970, Bolton said.
``In the context of the NPT, India and Pakistan had never signed
the Non-Proliferation Treaty and therefore they weren't in violation
of it by having nuclear programs, in contrast with Iran that is a
state party to the Non-Proliferation Treaty and that's violating its
obligations,'' Bolton said.
At present, 187 nations have signed the NPT _ which first opened
for signatures in 1968. The treaty allows for five states _ the
United States, Britain, China, Russia and France _ to possess
At the time the treaty was created, those nations _ the five
permanent members of the U.N.'s Security Council _ were the only
countries that possessed nuclear weapons. The agreement bars those
nations from transferring nuclear weapons to other states.
At issue is Iran's ability to enrich uranium to the point it
could be used for a nuclear weapon. Iran insists its nuclear program
is peaceful and only meant to generate power, but many in the West
fear Iran is aiming to develop atomic weapons. Enrichment is a
process that can produce fuel for a nuclear reactor or fissile
material for a weapon.
Iran's nuclear program and its compliance with the International
Atomic Energy Agency's demand that it renounce uranium enrichment
will be the subject of an IAEA meeting this Monday. The agency's
board of governors may at that time send the file to the Security
The United States is pushing hard for the council to take up the
matter, regardless of what the IAEA does, as it sees Iran as clearly
seeking nuclear weapons.
Bolton referred Wednesday to Iran's ``nuclear weapons program''
when making the case for the council to examine the subject.
``This is a test of the Security Council,'' Bolton said. ``If the
Iranians insist, as they have for years now, that they want an
indigenous uranium enrichment capability, that's something we can't