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Noam Chomsky: Iran ‘Entitled’ to Uranium Enrichment

By NewsMax.com
November 3, 2008

Radical leftist Noam Chomsky has attacked America’s stance on Iran and says the Islamic Republic has the right to enrich uranium.

The MIT professor and author told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) that public opinion in the U.S. “overwhelmingly holds that Iran should have the right to develop nuclear energy.”

He added that “nobody thinks they have the right to develop nuclear weapons,” but Iran is “of course entitled to uranium enrichment.”

He also lashed out at Western media for asserting that Iran is “defying the world” over its nuclear program.

“That’s a funny definition of the ‘world,’” he said in his IRNA interview. “The Non-Aligned Movement, for example, which is the majority of countries, endorses Iran’s right to enrich uranium.”

He went further in his attack on U.S. policy, claiming that America’s hostile stance toward Iran results from Iran’s refusal “to subordinate itself to U.S. will. Iran is an independent actor. It is defiant of the U.S. and that’s not tolerated.

“In fact, that’s official policy going back to World War II in which the U.S. would try to create a world order in which it is dominant.”

Chomsky’s remarks to the IRNA are far from the first time he has verbally assaulted the nation of his birth.

As Newsmax magazine reported earlier, the author of “Hegemony or Survival: America’s Quest for Global Dominance” has compared America to Nazi Germany, called capitalism a worse form of tyranny than communism, and referred to the Pentagon as “the most hideous institution on earth."

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