US seeks using India to isolate Iran, build China cold war: Author
Booker Prize winning Indian novelist Arundhati Roy
Washington seeks to isolate Iran and build a cold war with China through its ‘theatrical drama’ ties with New Delhi, a top Indian author says.
The main concern of the US is to isolate and attack Iran for its nuclear energy program, The Hindu quoted Arundhati Roy as saying on Friday.
In the same way, China has become the target of the US as a result of the escalation of the conflict on account of capitalism, the Booker Prize winning novelist added.
The US, Israel and some of their allies have accused Tehran of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear energy program.
The US and the EU have used this pretext to impose sanctions against Tehran, while Tel Aviv has issued threats of a military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities. Washington has repeatedly threatened the Islamic Republic with “all options” on the table.
Iran has refuted the allegations, arguing that as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Tehran is entitled to peaceful use of nuclear technology.
The IAEA has conducted numerous inspections of Iran's nuclear facilities, but has never found any evidence indicating that Tehran's nuclear energy program has been diverted towards nuclear weapons production.
War and arms deals are the two US techniques to bail itself out of a tight economic situation, Roy concluded.