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April 30, 2005

Iran says time running out for nuclear talks with Europe

Topics: Middle East News and Perspectives

Iran continues to rattle on with it's bellicose voice.

- Japan Today
LONDON -- The time for negotiating over Iran's nuclear program is quickly running out, Iranian official Cyrus Nasseri said Friday as talks began with the EU on Tehran's determination to enrich uranium, a fuel for nuclear power plants which can also be used to make atom bombs.

"In the absence of an agreement in London, Iran will perhaps be forced to resume part of its enrichment program," Nasseri told Iran's official IRNA news agency. Read more ...

Should the West be concerned with Iran's apparent intentions? Here is what an Iranian "moderate" had to say about the matter of nuclear weapons in the hands of Islamists:

"If a day comes when the world of Islam is duly equipped with the arms Israel has in possession, the strategy of colonialism would face a stalemate because application of an atomic bomb would not leave any thing in Israel but the same thing would just produce damages in the Muslim world", Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani told the crowd at the traditional Friday prayers in Tehran.

Analysts at that time said not only was Mr. Hashemi-Rafsanjani's speech the strongest against Israel to date, but also that it was the first time that a prominent leader of the Islamic Republic openly suggested the use of nuclear weapon against the Jewish State. If that's a moderate speaking, God help us if we ignore the more bellicose voices of the Iranian government and clergy.

Mark my words, Iran has no intention whatsoever of reeling-in it's nuclear program - it is determined to have nuclear weapons and they will be willing to use them against Israel. They will also end-up being used against the U.S. in the hands of terrorists and Iranian agents. That of course is merely my opinion, but I'm willing to be held to it!

Posted by Hyscience at April 30, 2005 1:11 PM

I'm thoroughly convinced that North Korea, Iran, and Authoritarian China are the most dangerous threats to the world today.

I'm genuinely puzzled why Washington doesn't seem to treat these rogue nations as the mortal threats that they are.

Posted by: EdWonk at May 1, 2005 1:40 PM

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