Nuclear Crisis and Shadow of War at the Iranian Blogosphere

Several Iranian bloggers, inside country and abroad, have written about their country's nuclear crisis and the anticipated dark future which awaits it. For most, they see the situation becoming worss and the Iranian government moving in the wrong direction.

For Alpar,a very active blogger in Tehran, the situation is one of the worst in Iran's history [Fa]. He says:

Iran is in one of its worst crisis in its history and nobody knows after going through that crisis, whether there will be still an Iran or not. With this pointless political system, incapable government, fragile economy, lost capital, and a united world against us..can we imagine a worse situation? Iran should accept United Nations resolution and stop uranium enrichment.

At least think about war

Majid Zohari, a blogger based in Canada, says we heard a lot that Iran is not like Iraq and Afghanistan and they won't dare to attack it [Fa].The blogger says such arguments are not based on strong rationality and are really challenged by history. He asks who can admit that he wasn't shocked by events which happened in the last five or six years. “In all these years we see the value of predictions is zero. A nuclear or non-nuclear attack is so important that we can at least think about them,” he adds.

Human Rights and Nuclear Crisis

Mohammad Ali Abtahi, a reformist politician and blogger, says that Mr Elham, the Iranian Parliament Speaker, was quoted as saying that the nuclear issue is just an excuse to impose sanctions on Iran [Fa]. According to him, if this issue gets resolved then the human rights question will be raised. Abtahi is against such kind of reasoning and says the nuclear problem is the only thing that unites the world against Iran. The blogger says that the human rights record in many countries is worse than Iran.

Jomhour, an Iran-based blogger, challenges Abtahi's post on the human rights issue. Jomhour says one thing which is lost in Mr Abthai’s post is the human rights situation in Iran [Fa]. He writes:

Human rights get violated regularly in the country and most of time in a legal and organized way. Women, religious and ethnic minorities’ rights are violated by law. Some believe the nuclear issue is a good excuse for the Iranian government to pursue human rights violation in country, in the name of national security.


Ardeshir Dolat believes in a near future Iranian nuclear facilities will be attacked[Fa].The blogger writes:

There is no doubt that the countries that feel they are directly threatened by the Islamic Republic will bomb nuclear facilities in the near future. The reason for such action is very clear…USA, Israel and Europe are directly threatened by terrorist actions. USA and Europe are not against Iranian nuclear energy but nuclear weapon in the hands of Islamic Republic.


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