The concept that one parliament can bind a subsequent parliament is an idea opposed by the British democratic model. I bring up this point in relation to the current Iran situation and the NPT. The USA keep stating that Iran's Islamic Republic is in breach of the 1968 NPT, but as the Islamic Revolution occured in 1979, it is fair to say that the Islamic Republic of Iran never signed the treaty, and if we follow the cited democratic principle, it is not bound by the agreements of the Shah. It is interesting that the US cites that Iran has no need of atomic power given their wealth of natural fossil fuels. This didn't stop them assist the Shah with his aspiration with MIT even training Nuclear scientists. I guess we must wait for John Scarlett to provide a 45 minute claim (or some other claim, probably better substantiated, it would have to be, once bitten etc.), and off will go the troops.