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2006 Ron Paul Chapter 29

Ron Paul Iran Has A Right To Enrich Uranium

26 April 2006

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Iran Has A Right To Enrich Uranium
26 April 2006

2006 Ron Paul 29:1
Mr. PAUL. Madam Speaker, I yield myself 1 minute before I yield to the gentleman from Iowa.

2006 Ron Paul 29:2
I want to quote from Article IV of the NonProliferation Treaty of which Iran is a signator: “Nothing in this Treaty shall be interpreted as affecting the inalienable right of all the Parties to the Treaty to develop research, production, and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes without discrimination.”

2006 Ron Paul 29:3
Our position is that they do not have the right to enrich. Those who deny the right to enrich are more in violation of the NPT Treaty than Iran itself.

2006 Ron Paul 29:4
What do we do for those who are totally in defiance to international law in the NPT Treaty, like India and Pakistan? We reward them and subsidize them. At the same time, there is no proof that there has been any violation of this treaty by Iran, and yet the rewards go to those who are in total defiance.

2006 Ron Paul 29:5
Madam Speaker, I would yield 5 minutes to the gentleman from Iowa (Mr. LEACH).

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