IT is quite unfortunate that despite Irans willingness to allay Western fears over its nuclear programme, the US continues to treat it with a high hand. True, President Obama did refer to the talks in Geneva as constructive, his warning that time was running out and that the Iran must come clean on its nuclear programme will further inflame US-Iran relations. While addressing the UN session a few days back, he had the impudence to say that the US would consider all options to contain Tehrans nuclear ambitions. In contrast, Iran is behaving in quite a positive manner. In the ongoing talks, it has proposed that it would buy enriched uranium from a third party. This is by all means a major concession. Besides, the West would not be able to accuse it of enriching uranium to weapons grade. Likewise, it has agreed to open up its nuclear facility in Qom for the IAEA inspectors. Meanwhile, the Western powers must also realise that the Iranian nation is firmly united on its nuclear programme. Both the ruling regime and the public at large have bravely withstood the US bullying so far. Their anger at the West for isolating them even for peaceful use of nuclear energy is indeed justified. The path of confrontation the US now intends to take will only strengthen the resolve of the Iranian public. Pakistan, that is more than willing to do US bidding, must learn from the Iranian example. There is a perception that successive governments have been toeing the US line in a way that virtually amounts to ceding its sovereignty. We have the Musharraf government to thank, that gave the US carte blanche to dictate policies to it, which greatly destabilised the country. The silence over drone attacks is just one instance. The sad thing is that the present government is not seeing the folly of being a US errand boy.