According to an AP report very short on direct quotes, Obama said that Iran “may” (?!?) have rights to nuclear energy. OK, that’s hard to argue with, though Iran’s rights, indeed the rights of any society, are not for Obama to say. Nevertheless, let’s not be picky. Obama just inched his foot forward; give him credit and have a little patience.
I would just add one point: by the same token, Israel too “may” have rights to nuclear energy.
Now that we are all on the same page, does anyone wish to discuss what rights societies might have to, say, refuse to join the non-proliferation treaty or to obstruct international inspections of alleged nuclear facilities or to sail nuclear-capable submarines off the coasts of other countries?
Note: For more details on setting common standards, see here.