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March 30, 2006

Iran On Nuclear Issue: 'Unjustifiable Propaganda' And 'No Prospect Of Final Agreement.''

Topics: Iran

Yesterday I posted on the agreement reached by the five UN Security Council permanent members and their statement demanding that Iran fully suspend all uranium- enrichment activities within 30 days. Readers will recall my only comment - Yawn!

Today, more of the same:

GENEVA--Iran's Foreign Minister on Thursday condemned what he called ''unjustified propaganda'' about his country's nuclear program, and said he could not envisage reaching an agreement with Western countries that fear Tehran is seeking nuclear weapons.

Manouchehr Mottaki, however, told the 65-nation Conference on Disarmament, that Iran was willing to continue talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

''Iran's nuclear program is peaceful and has never diverted towards prohibited activities,'' Mottaki said. (as a bear doesn't caca in the woods, a salmon doesn't swim upstream, the Pope isn't a Catholic, and the sun doesn't rise in the east)

''Three years of negotiations have just added to our mistrust,'' he said, referring to talks with key European countries trying to persuade Iran to abandon its nuclear enrichment program. There is ''no prospect of final agreement.'' Mottaki condemned Western countries for taking Iran to the U.N.

Security Council after the failure of the talks.

he added that ''we are willing to continue with negotiations (with the IAEA) and also continue with our sincere and constructive cooperation with the agency,'' Mottaki told reporters after the conference session. ''Our cooperation with the agency will continue.'' (and just what cooperation are they referring to here??? - so far, it's been a continuous play of the North Korean shuffle, smoke and mirrors in dialogue form, cheat and lie, deceive, bait, and switch)

Iran's Islamic leaders are liars, cheaters deceivers, and nothing less (I guess this will get me banned in Iran!). However, the West continues dancing to Iran's tune, so why should they change their behavior now? They aren't, and they won't, and it doesn't take an astrophysicist or a psychic to know where we are all headed on this nuclear showdown. Nowhere, except more of the same, for now.

In the meantime, Iran is to launch a massive military maneuver in the Gulf as of Friday, Iran continues to interfere in Iraq, and oil climbed further above $66 on Thursday, toward its $70 record, after Iran rejected a U.N. Security Council demand that it halt uranium enrichment.

Since the current diplomatic efforts to get Iran to suspend its nuclear fuel enrichment activities are going nowhere, it is inevitable that at some stage, attention will be turned to discussion of a military option.

Unfortunately, the military option is the only one that is going to work, and I say that with great sorrow for the Iranian people. But the West cannot let Iran have the bomb, and for that matter, neither can we let Saudi Arabia do the same (of course, Pakistan denies helping SA in nuclear technology - more of the N.Korea syndrome).

Posted by Richard at March 30, 2006 9:15 AM

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